Here’s the naked truth: ESPN the Magazine’s final print issue hits newsstands Friday, Sept. 6. But it’s going out in fine form, thanks to its 11th Annual BODY Issue. The yearly ode to athletes of all shapes and sizes across numerous sports officially went live earlier today on ESPN.com.
Among the impressive physiques on display: CrossFit women’s champ Katrin Davidsdottir, UFC champ Amanda Nunes, NBA star Chris Paul, and the offensive line for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Click through to see the roster of 17 cover subjects in all their glory.
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The 30 year-old U.S. Paralympic track and field athlete won bronze at the 2016 Para Athletics World Championship (100m and long jump).
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The 33-year-old is the only climber to free solo Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan.
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The 61-year-old Basketball Hall of Famer is the oldest player to appear in a WNBA game.
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The 23-year-old defensive end for the Cleveland Browns was the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
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The 26-year-old New Orleans Saints WR made 125 receptions in 2018 (fifth of all time).
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The 27-year-old WNBA athlete was the 2018 scoring leader.
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The 24-year-old pro surfer is the first woman to pull an aerial maneuver in competition.
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The 31-year-old soccer player is a two-time World Cup champion.
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The 26-year-old CrossFitter is a two-time CrossFit Games champion (2015 and 2016).
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The 22-year-old gymnast is a four-time All-American.
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The 32-year-old IndyCar driver boasts four top-10 finishes in the IndyCar Series.
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The 28-year-old left wing for the NHL‘s San Jose Sharks scored a career-high 30 goals in 2018-19.
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Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Line
The 2018 Super Bowl champs include: Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce, Isaac Seumalo, and Halapoulivaati Vaitai.
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The 27-year-old outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers is the 2018 NL MVP and the 2019 MLB HR leader.
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The 34-year-old point guard for the OKC Thunder is a nine-time NBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist.
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The 31-year-old MMA fighter boasts the most wins (11) by a female fighter in UFC history.