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In honor of the fifth annual ESPN ‘The Body Issue’ Magazine, 20 athletes we’ve grown to love shed their uniforms to show some skin. Let’s just say, they have been hiding their magnificent bodies!

You won’t be able to get your hands on a hard copy of the athletes’ God-given talents until July 12, but luckily, that’s just a few days away.

Courtney Force, Matt Harvey, and Kenneth Faried are a few of the stars that landed one of the eight covers to show off their best assets.

Force, 25 years young, is definitely not afraid to keep up with the guys on the racetrack or show off her impeccable body! She told The New York Daily News

“We’re driving 10,000 horsepower cars and although I am a female, I have to work extra hard to drive one of these cars to keep up with the men.”

Faried, 23-year-old Denver Nuggets star, shows us exactly what he’s working with (his buns and abs of steel) while he grips a basketball with his fingertips and heads for a score dunk, of course. Talk about chiseled bodies! The tone and definition in his physique is just amazing.


New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey steps off the ball field to show off his form and posture. Whether he’s holding his mitt and ball in hand or dropping off room service completely nude, he looks phenom in his bare bones. 

No. 1 contender at the women’s Ultimate Fighting Championship circuit, Miesha Tate, heads to the beach with nothing but her pink gloves on…


Elena Hight, professional snowboarder, shows no fear while heading down this mountain in the freezing cold: 

Down, set, hike! San Francisco 49er quaterback Colin Kaepernick gives us his best starting position in the buff.

Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh presents us with something better than a gold medal- her daugher Scout only nine weeks after being born.

Outfielder for Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton makes quite the splash with arms wide open.

It looks like John Walsh of the Washington Wizards could use a little more bubbles.

The oldest athlete to pose for ‘The Body Issue,’ 77-year-old Gary Player shows us why he earned the nickname “Mr. Fitness.” 

Snowboarder Elena Hight shares with us a burger and some buns.

Sydney Leroux of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team bends it like Beckham.

OK, you can stop drooling now!

PHOTO CREDIT: ESPN.COM, NECOLE BITCHIE, BLEACHER REPORT

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