Yes, it is a real thing. And Discovery Channel just dropped a real trailer for the momentous (?) event.
Dubbed “Phelps vs. Shark: The battle for ocean supremacy”, it’s hard not to chuckle while watching this overly dramatic trailer. Discovery Channel is definitely going the heavyweight fight route for the promotion of this historic (?) event.
Does the shark get a medal if it wins? https://t.co/dNHf3UVG7o
— JMatt (@JMattMke) June 20, 2017
While Discovery Channel is still keeping details of the “race” on the down-low (Will Phelps be side-by-side a shark? Will it be a virtual race? How long of a distance will they swim?), we’re sure they’re doing so to build suspense and excitement for it.
One thing is sure, we’ll probably be tuning in to Discovery Channel along with you on July 23 at 8 p.m. to see if the greatest swimmer ever has a chance against the ocean’s greatest predator.
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