So, four years on from Beijing 2008 are we again left walking away from an Olympic summer with Michael Phelps’ name on our lips and a whole host of great achievements on our minds.
The most decorated Olympian of all time broke enough records, stole enough hearts and, most importantly, won enough medals in the Chinese capital to ensure that he would forever be in the history books.
But it just wasn’t enough.
Following on from his Beijing exploits, the Baltimore Bullet returned to stamp his name on the game once more before finally calling it a day at the ripe, old age of 27.
They sure grow up quick, don’t they?
But what now for MP? With a winning smile and millions in endorsement cash, the world is Phelps’ oyster. That being said, there are only so many flash cars, beautiful women and exotic locations in the world, so where does his career stand?
The U.S. legend has to keep busy somehow and here are just 10 of the career paths that Michael Phelps may find himself wading down in the near future.