Michael Phelps to grace the Wheaties box once again

Baltimore Sun - - VARSITY - By Jen­nifer Badie jbadie@balt­sun.com twit­ter.com/jen­nifer­badie

Michael Phelps will be eat­ing his Wheaties from a box with his face on it yet again.

Wheaties has hon­ored the 23-time gold medal­ist with its first Life­time Achieve­ment Award box, it was an­nounced dur­ing the “To­day” show Mon­day.

The box, Phelps’ third, was un­veiled on Wheaties’ Twit­ter feed along with the mes­sage “You’ve in­spired us and count­less oth­ers.”

In an in­ter­view on “To­day,” Phelps said that “the great­est ath­letes in the world have been able to be on the box of Wheaties. To be able to have the first ca­reer achieve­ment Wheaties box — it just keeps get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter.”

The Bal­ti­more na­tive also ad­dressed the con­tro­versy around U.S. team­mate Ryan Lochte, who has been ac­cused of ly­ing about be­ing robbed while in Rio de Janeiro.

“It’s al­ways hard to see a friend and com­peti­tor go to through a hard time like this. I know what its like. I’ve been through it be­fore,” he said. “I hope he can come out of it a bet­ter per­son. I’ve reached out to him a cou­ple times. Hope­fully he can come through it.”

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