Speaking at a mental health conference in Chicago on Tuesday, the 23-time Olympic gold medal winner talked openly about his long battle with crippling depression and is encouraging others to get help like he did.
Michael Phelps pointed out that he had made it clear beforehand that he would not be in the water at the same time as the shark.
The computer simulated great white shark swam 100 meters in 36.1 seconds. Michael Phelps, fitted in a special wet suit and monofin that bound his feet together, took 38.1 seconds to swim the same distance. So close - but no dice.
Phelps, the winner of 23 Olympic gold medals in swimming, is racing a shark Sunday night during the Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week
It's not clear exactly how Phelps, who turns 32 later this month, will be racing the great white. For instance, will it be a freestyle race, or maybe butterfly stroke? In any event, here's hoping there's more separating Phelps from his foe than just some floating lane markers.
Bhagalpur district SSP Manoj Kumar said the body of Paralympian Binod Singh was found in an orchard in Lacho village
Michael Phelps has won a total of 28 medals at the Olympic Games which also includes 23 golds.
American swimmer Michael Phelps has won a total of 28 Olympic medals in his career.
A spokesperson for the Hong Kong Harbour Race event confirmed the second death on Wednesday, adding that the woman was aged 59 and surnamed Cheung
Swimmers are split into racing and recreational groups -- both the dead man and the hospitalised woman were taking part in the leisure category, which is for slower swimmers, according to reports.
American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended until mid-2017 with reports citing a person with knowledge of the situation. He would also be banned from next year's World Championships in Budapest.
In Rio, swimmers in the middle lanes were relatively unaffected. But on the lower-numbered side of the pool, competitors were about 0.4 seconds faster swimming away from the starting blocks
Ryan Lochte is among 13 celebrities to sign up for popular television show, 'Dancing with the Stars', which launches its newest season on September 12
Shraddha Shukla, 11-year-old from Kanpur, is planning to swim 570 kms, equal to 13 Olympic marathon courses, with an aim to set a new national record in long-distance aquatics
Brazilian police have charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report after the athlete had initially said he was robbed at gunpoint in a taxi by men with a police badge.
Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics and ended his Olympic tally with a phenomenal 23 gold medals, ruled Twitter during the games.
Michael Phelps has 18 Olympic gold medals, 26 World Aquatics Championships gold, a World Swimming Championships gold medal and 16 Pan Pacific Championships gold
Court of Arbitration for Sports(CAS) ruled that the Korean Olympic Committee's extended ban constituted double jeopardy for Park Tae-Hwan and it should be nullified