Michael Phelps to race against shark in July

In this Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 photo released by Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, a great white shark swims in a water tank specially for ferocious sharks at the aquarium in Motobu, Okinawa, southwestern Japan. The 3.5-meter (11.5-foot) shark has died after barely three days in a rare case of captivity in the Japanese aquarium. The shark, which was accidentally caught in a net in southwestern Japan on Tuesday, died early Friday, Jan. 8, according to the aquarium. The cause of death was under investigation. (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES

Greenville, S.C. (WSPA) — The 23-time Olympic Gold medal winner Michael Phelps is facing a new challenge this year.

Phelps is known to be a beast in the swimming pool, but this challenge has a new twist just in time for Shark Week.

The Discovery Channel says they are setting up a race between Phelps and a Great White shark.

The race is scheduled for the last week of July.

Phelps recently posted a picture of a Great White swimming by a diving cage, but there is still no word if a cage is going be used in the upcoming race.

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