(CNN/RNN) - Twenty-three-time Gold Medalist Michael Phelps raced a great white shark to kick off Shark Week on Discovery Channel Sunday - losing by just 2 seconds.
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Phelps and the shark were not in the water at the same time during the filming, and some viewers expressed their disappointment on social media.
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But viewers can see him come face-to-face with more of the fierce creatures in another Shark Week episode set to air at 8 p.m. ET July 30 on Discovery. While training for the race in South Africa, Phelps spent some time in a shark cage. He said one shark came up to his nose, with only cage bars separating them.
The summer tradition of Shark Week is an eight-day marathon of shark programming for shark lovers.
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