Well this is no big surprise…Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps has met his match in the water. Phelps lost a 100-metre race in South Africa against a great white shark to kick off Discovery Channels annual “Shark Week.”
Now…this wasn’t a head to head race (0f course). He just swam next to a digital simulation of a shark. When the internet realized that it wasn’t a real head to head race people were upset. Read some of their ridiculous comments HERE. How anyone would think Michael Phelps would actually swim next to a great white shark is beyond me.
Using a custom monofin on his feet, Phelps raced to a time of 38-point-1 seconds…a full two seconds behind the simulated great white.
Here’s the video