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Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird Featured in ESPN The Magazine BODY Issue

The latest issue of ESPN The Magazine marks the 10th edition of its iconic BODY Issue, created in celebration and exploration of the athletic form. The immersive digital experience for BODY10 launched today, featuring 16 world-class athletes from various sports worlds including the Olympics, NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, golf and soccer. Photos, videos, and interviews of the athletes are showcased in the unique digital gallery, and the issue hits newsstands Friday, June 29, with 10 different covers.

“When ESPN The Magazine’s BODY Issue first launched in October 2009, no one could have dreamed that 10 editions, 207 photo shoots and 286 athletes later we’d have made such a powerful impact showcasing these remarkable people and all that their bodies are capable of achieving,” said Alison Overholt, editor-in-chief of ESPN The Magazine and espnW. “The goal has always been for us to celebrate the athletic form – in every shape and size – and to allow people to stop and marvel at the works of art these bodies truly are. BODY10 is a special milestone for ESPN The Magazine and we’re proud to shine a light not only on this year’s athletes but also on the athletes who so graciously participated over the past decade.”

In celebration of the 10th edition, a digital photo archive gallery is available of all athletes over the past nine years at espn.com/bodyissuearchive and a documentary titled “BODY10: A Decade of ESPN The Magazine’s BODY Issue” will air on Thursday, July 5, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The 2018 BODY Issue athletes are: Saquon Barkley, New York Giants Running Back; Sue Bird, Seattle Storm Point Guard, and Megan Rapinoe, USWNT and Seattle Reign FC Forward; Tori Bowie, U.S. Olympic Track and Field Athlete and Gold Medalist; Lauren Chamberlain, USSSA Pride Infielder; Jessie Diggins, U.S. Olympic Cross-Country Skier and Gold Medalist; Crystal Dunn, USWNT and North Carolina Courage Forward; Charlotte Flair, WWE Superstar; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy Forward; Dallas Keuchel, World Series Champion and Houston Astros Cy Young Award-Winning Pitcher; Greg Norman, Hall of Fame Golfer; Yasiel Puig, LA Dodgers Right Fielder; Adam Rippon, Olympic Bronze Medalist Figure Skater; Jerry Rice, Pro Football Hall of Fame Wide Receiver; Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm Forward; and Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves Center.

espnW will offer complementary BODY10 content, including a feature on Charlotte Flair by ESPN The Magazine senior staff writer Allison Glock and “How She Got that Body Issue Body” Q&As with past BODY Issue athletes A.J. Andrews and Julie Ertz.