They’re the athletes you know and love, and they’re taking it all off for theÂ annual ESPN Body Issue! The magazines, which will soon hit newsstands,Â features snowboarder Jamie Anderson, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, swimmer Michael Phelps, Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, and tennis star Venus Williams, among others.
ESPN revealedÂ its six covers featuring the named athletesÂ via Instagram early Tuesday. For at least one of the athletes, the ESPN Body Issue allows her to show off her fit physique even though she’s unable to workout as hard as she used to. Venus Williams, 34, battles an autoimmune disorder called Sjogren’s syndrome and as a result she can’t train as hard as she once did, but the Body Issue affords her the opportunity to prove she’s still got it! She tells ESPN, “It’s a balance between pushing myself as much as I can and being reasonable about what I can achieve and what my body will tolerate.”
Keep clicking to check out the six delectable ESPN Body Issue covers!