This Discovery Channel special was a scam. For months they promoted a race between super-olympian Michael Phelps and a shark. This was pumped up for so long. Hype machine turned up to 11.
Here's the reality of it all:
He did not race a shark. HE DID NOT RACE A SHARK AT ANY TIME.
They calculated how fast sharks could swim. They timed Michael Phelps wearing an extra fin.
Then they faked a race with a badly simulated, computer generated shark image. So the sharks did not ever live in water. They lived on a hard drive!
If you want to save yourself 59 minutes of watching your DVR, here it is.
I feel there was more drama and realism with left Shark at the Superbowl.