Michael Phelps to grace the Wheaties box once again
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.”