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WHEATIES: Honoring First Paralympic Athlete

 
WHEATIES: Honoring First Paralympic Athlete
Posted March 21st, 2014 @ 10:47am

 

Paralympic snowboard champion Evan Strong has left Sochi, Russia, where he won a gold medal, and his next stop is the Wheaties box. Strong will be the first para-athlete to be featured on the iconic cereal box.

 

Wheaties released a statement saying, "We are extremely proud to have Evan as a member of Team Wheaties. His remarkable attitude toward overcoming adversity is truly inspiring. We are honored to celebrate his athletic accomplishments, as well as the strength, courage and generosity that define him as a role model to other athletes." The 28-year-old lost his legs in a car accident when he was 17.

 

His Wheaties box will hit store shelves this spring.

 

(Wall Street Journal

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