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Phelps loses to 'shark'

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Michael Phelps finally met his match in the water: a “great white shark.”

The Olympic champion swimmer was bested last night in the Discovery Channel's Shark Week special: “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.”

But Phelps didn't actually swim with a real shark.

He competed in the ocean against a computer-simulated fish based on data on the swimming speed of sharks.

Phelps was outfitted with a wetsuit and a monofin to mimic a shark's powerful tail.

He finished the 100-metre race in 38 seconds, two seconds slower than the simulated shark.

Phelps tweeted yesterday that he'd like a rematch but in warmer water.

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