When athletes prepare for their upcoming seasons, they put their bodies through rigorous workouts and intense mental and physical training. Year after year, the ESPN Body Issue showcases the beauty underneath their uniforms and just how insanely toned and committed these athletes are to their respective sports. On Wednesday, photos from the 11th edition of the highly anticipated annual Body Issue were released, featuring 21 unique athletes and 17 different covers. Athletes from all over the globe represent a variety of different sports on their covers, and we've never seen such toned butts.
From Kelley O'Hara, to Chris Paul, and even the Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Line, these talented athletes pose naked and share their stories. The 2019 issue of the magazine is a special one, as it's the final print edition of ESPN The Magazine. "We hope readers enjoy this year's Body Issue and learning about the lives of the many incredible athletes who are featured," Alison Overholt, Vice President, Editorial Director and Executive Producer of ESPN, said in a press release.
Read on to see all the incredible athletes and hear their stories from the feature, and prepare to be inspired. The 11th annual ESPN Body Issue is available on newsstands Sept. 6.