ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue – our chance to see what the fittest people in the world really look like naked – is available now in your Next Issue app, two days before it hits newsstands on Thursday.
“I was turning 30 and married going into the 2012 Olympics, so everyone assumed I would retire, have babies and disappear…But I’ve taken really good care of my body to allow me to still compete at a very high level. And I really love competing; I love being an athlete. I’m just enjoying the ride.”
– Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin
24 of America’s most incredible athletes stripped down and bared all for the magazine, including New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. Representing less mainstream sports, wakeboarder Dallas Friday posed mid-wave while Todd Clever played rugby on the beach. There are interviews with the sports stars too, if you can tear your eyes away from their awe-inspiring portraits.