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Michael Phelps raced a 'Shark', kind of. Not really

The centrepiece was a match race between Michael Phelps and a great white shark

Victor Mather | NYT 

For nearly 30 years, Shark Week has been a reliable way for the Discovery Channel to create buzz for itself once a year. The public’s appetite for shark-based programming seems inexhaustible. And this year, the channel outdid itself. The centerpiece was a match race between Michael Phelps and a great white shark. Who would win? Would the shark stay in its lane, or head over to take a bite of the 23-time Olympic gold medalist? “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White” seemed to promise to answer those questions. Anticipation was high: If you think ...

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First Published: Tue, July 25 2017. 11:00 IST
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