Final Print Edition of ESPN The Magazine Hits Newsstands on Sept. 6 with the 11th BODY Issue

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Final Print Edition of ESPN The Magazine Hits Newsstands on Sept. 6 with the 11th BODY Issue

Digital Experience for BODY Online Now Featuring Images of: Eagles Offensive Line, Alex Honnold, Brooks Koepka, Amanda Nunes, Kelley O’Hara, Katelyn Ohashi, Chris Paul, Michael Thomas, Christian Yelich and more

Link to digital press kit: http://bit.ly/2ltBjAD

The final print edition of ESPN The Magazine hits newsstands on Sept. 6 with the 11th Annual BODY Issue, a franchise created to celebrate the athletic form. As always, the BODY issue features athletes of all shapes and sizes, representing numerous sports. The official gallery, including photos and athlete story pages, is live now on ESPN.com/BODYISSUE. Additionally, this final print edition features a retrospective look back through the history of ESPN The Magazine including an essay by one of the founding editors, Steve Wulf, as he talks to the four original NEXT players – Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, Eric Lindros and Kordell Stewart – who were on the inaugural cover in March 1998.

“It is bittersweet to send this final print issue out into the world. Our entire team at ESPN The Magazine is filled with pride, not only for this particular issue — and all cornerstone franchises we have built, from BODY to Heroes, and others — but for the opportunity to have had more than two decades of bringing fans inside the stories of the sports and athletes they love,” said Alison Overholt, Vice President, Editorial Director and Executive Producer, ESPN. “Just as those stories don’t end, neither does the story of magazine-style journalism here at ESPN. Our team is excited to embrace a new mission to continue serving sports fans with the bedrock feature storytelling that we do daily on ESPN’s digital platforms, and also with the multi-platform ESPN Cover Story that will debut in October. In the meantime, we hope readers enjoy this year’s BODY issue and learning about the lives of the many incredible athletes who are featured.”

The 2019 athlete roster is as follows:

In addition to the stunning photography, the BODY issue contains seven full-length features on various athletes including: Scout Bassett by Tim Keown, Liz Cambage by Ramona Shelburne, Katrin Davidsdottir by Wright Thompson, James Hinchcliffe by Ryan McGee, Alex Honnold by Seth Wickersham, Evander Kane by Martenzie Johnson and Christian Yelich by Sam Miller.

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Jennifer Cingari Christie

Based in New York City, Jennifer Cingari Christie is a Communications Manager for ESPN Films and Original Content. Her projects include the critically-acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary series, ESPN The Magazine and The ESPYS, among others.
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