ESPN's Body Issue: Which Athletes Made The Cut?
You may think the World Cup is the only time the world's most beautiful athletes
come together. But, there's also the annual Body Issue from ESPN Magazine
. For its sixth installment, the publication will feature 22 athletes and their perfectly toned physiques. This year, notable honorees include Wimbledon-champion Venus Williams, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder, and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka.
"We somehow manage to raise the bar each year," explained Chad Millman, the mag's editor-in-chief. "This year's collection of exceptional athletes and stunning photography showcases an array of sports and body types. It inhabits our mission to pay tribute to these athletes' bodies and all they are capable of."
Check out the video below for a sneak preview of this year's issue. And, keep an eye out for the real deal, hitting newsstands July 11. (ESPN