Olympians and the Breakfast of Champions go hand-in-hand!
Wheaties announced Thursday that Michael Phelps and Misty May-Treanor would be gracing their cereal boxes beginning in September.
Phelps was all smiles alongside his Wheaties box. "I received a lot of comparisons throughout my career, but I always wanted to be the best that I could be," the retired swimmer said in a statement. "I wanted to do something that nobody else had done before and I wanted to change the sport of swimming. Thanks to Wheaties and their support of my Foundation, I hope that my accomplishments will help inspire others to pursue their dreams."
Phelps won four gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, bringing his all-time-best total to 22 Olympic medals. His wins there in the 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter individual medley made him the first male swimmer to earn gold medals in three consecutive Games.
May-Treanor, who has won more tournaments than any other professional women's volleyball player, said her "message to athletes everywhere is to never give up, eve. If someone says you can't do it, try harder."
At the London games, teamed with Kerri Walsh Jennings to win top podium honors, earning her a spot in history as the first in her sport to win three gold medals.
Thanks to Michael and Misty, we'll remember to eat our Wheaties.