ESPN the Magazine gears up to launch its 10th “The Body Issue,” a series that celebrates human physique and function. To commemorate the special issue, a group of headline-grabbing athletes have stripped down for a series of tasteful photographs in line with past editions of “The Body.”
Alongside New York Giants Running Back Saquon Barkley and NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Jerry Rice, the featured stars include Olympic gold medal winners Tori Bowie & Jessie Diggins, the LA Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, and Charlotte Flair of the WWE to name only a few. Editor-in-Chief Alison Overholt describes the annual publication as a “[celebration of] the athletic form – in every shape and size – and to allow people to stop and marvel at the works of art these bodies truly are.” Indeed, the bulk of the issue is dedicated to hi-def photos of the athletes in mid-stride, -leap and dash, with other content coming in the form of a “The Body Issue” retrospective, breakdown of LeBron James‘s body at age 33, refutations of sports body myths and a celebration of black female athletes.
Check out some imagery above and see the complete “The Body Issue” imagery on ESPN’s site.
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