The trailer for Michael Phelps vs. a great white shark is absurd; video

Last month it was announced that Michael Phelps, the greatest Olympian of all-time, would be racing a great white shark this month as part of “Shark Week”.

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.

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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