ESPN The Magazine Announces ‘Body Issue’ Athletes

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ESPN The Magazine Announces ‘Body Issue’ Athletes

Body Issue Features Explore the Athletic Form – Inside & Out

Carl Edwards, Dwight Howard, Adrian Peterson & Serena Williams Among Athletes Featured

ESPN The Magazine’s inaugural “Body Issue,” on newsstands Friday, Oct. 9, will feature nearly 80 athletes from a variety of sports in a celebration and exploration of the athletic form. The issue honors athletes of diverse shapes, sizes, genders and races within the boundaries of taste and frontiers of creativity upon which ESPN The Magazine and ESPN have built their reputations. It is a testament to the work the athletes do, the effort they exert and the price they sometimes pay in reliance on their most important asset – their bodies.

Features in the Body Issue explore the athletic form, inside and out – literally. Body Issue editorial topics include: the largest genetic test of current and former athletes to examine their genetic mapping, athletes’ use of sexuality to promote themselves, a first-hand look at an athlete’s ACL surgery, insuring the athletic body and what video game companies know about the athletic body and the process they go through to create the video game representation of star athletes.

The Body Issue will feature three major photo acts that will include the following athletes:


  • Adam Nelson / TRACK & FIELD / SHOT PUT
  • Adrian Peterson / NFL / VIKINGS
  • Alex Solis / JOCKEY
  • Bryan Clay / TRACK & FIELD / DECATHLETE
  • Byamba / SUMO
  • Carl Edwards / NASCAR
  • Casey Hampton / NFL / STEELERS
  • Cheryl Haworth / WOMEN’S WEIGHTLIFTER
  • Claire Bevilacqua / SURFER
  • D.C. United: Chris Pontius, Bryan Namoff, Clyde Simms, Jaime Moreno, Santino Quaranta, Ben Olsen / SOCCER / MLS
  • Dwight Howard / NBA / MAGIC
  • Edmonton Oilers: Sheldon Souray, Ethan Moreau, Andrew Cogliano / NHL
  • Gina Carano / MMA
  • Ivan Rodriguez / MLB / RANGERS
  • Jenn Stuczynski / TRACK & FIELD / POLE VAULT
  • Johnny Weir / ICE SKATER
  • Ken Schrader / NASCAR
  • Kevin Robinson / BMX
  • Kristi Leskinen / FREESTYLE SKIER
  • Laird Hamilton / SURFER
  • Lolo Jones / TRACK & FIELD / HURDLER
  • LPGA: Sandra Gal, Anna Grzebien, Christina Kim / GOLF
  • Malliciah Goodman / COLLEGE FOOTBALL / CLEMSON
  • Manny Pacquiao / BOXER
  • Mark Martin / NASCAR
  • Metal Mulisha: Todd Potter, Colin Morrison, Ronnie Faisst, Brian Deegan, Beau Manley, Nixey Danielson / MOTOCROSS
  • Michelle Carter / TRACK & FIELD / SHOT PUT
  • Natasha Kai / USA SOCCER
  • Nelson Cruz / MLB / RANGERS
  • Oguchi Onyewu / USA SOCCER
  • Patrick Kerney / NFL / SEAHAWKS
  • Poker: Daniel Negreanu, Scotty Nguyen, Jennifer Harman, Phil Hellmuth
  • Randy Couture / MMA
  • Ryan Guettler / BMX
  • Ryan Lochte / SWIMMER
  • Sarah Reinertsen / TRIATHLETE
  • Scott Jurek / ULTRAMARATHONER
  • Serena Williams / TENNIS
  • Shane Proctor / BULL RIDER
  • Steph Davis / ROCK CLIMBER / BASE JUMPER
  • Stephane Robidas / NHL /  STARS
  • Susan Francia / ROWER
  • Torry Holt / NFL / JAGUARS
  • USA Softball: Natasha Watley, Cat Osterman, Jessica Mendoza, Lauren Lappin
  • Zdeno Chara / NHL / BRUINS

Additionally the Body Issue will include a “Super-Sized” edition of The Mag’s franchise, “Sweat Spot,” that will include:  

  • Chris Higgins, Eric Nystrom, Bill Guerin and Mike Komisarek  / NHL
  • Dean Karnazes / ULTRAMARATHON
  • Joba Chamberlain / MLB / YANKEES
  • Marcia Garcia / SHORT-TRACK SPEEDSKATER
  • Phil Loadholt / NFL / VIKINGS
  • Red Bull Racing Pit Crew: Jake Brzozowski, Chad Avrit, Jon Lucas, Joe Slingerland
  • USA/Women’s Hockey: Megan Van Beusekom, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Brianna Decker,  Natalie Darwitz, Kelli Stack, Sarah Parsons, Kerry Weiland, Monique Lamoureux, Gigi Marvin, Angela Ruggiero

 

Other features in the forthcoming issue will include:  

  • Blake “Bilko” Williams / MOTOCROSS
  • Carol Hamilton / VOLLEYBALL
  • Kobe Bryant / NBA / LAKERS
  • Michele Rauter / VOLLEYBALL

ESPN Insider on ESPN.com will host a photo gallery and will feature behind the scenes video from some of the more than 30 photo shoots produced; content will post beginning Wednesday, Oct. 7.

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