The Body Issue is an edition of ESPN The Magazine that features dozens of athletes in nude and semi-nude photographs, which is intended to rival the annual Swimsuit Issue from Sports Illustrated. The first issue debuted on October 19, 2009.

ESPN intends to create a series “of iconic images, all dedicated to the power of the athletic form.”

Katrin Davidsdottir is the first CrossFit Athlete ever to be featured. Other athletes that were featured in the 2019 edition included:

  • Baseball: Christian Yelich
  • Basketball: Chris Paul, Liz Cambage, Nancy Lieberman
  • Crossfit: Katrín Davíðsdóttir
  • Football: Myles Garrett, Michael Thomas, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce, Issac Seumalo, Halapoulivaati Vaitai
  • Golf: Brooks Koepka
  • Gymnastics: Katelyn Ohashi
  • Hockey: Evander Kane
  • Racing: James Hinchcliffe
  • Rock Climber: Alex Honnold
  • Soccer: Kelley O’Hara
  • Surfer: Lakey Peterson
  • Track & Field: Scout Bassett
  • UFC: Amanda Nunes

In the article she stated “I’m so proud of every single muscle of my body. I had to work for it. I had to earn that. They don’t just show up.”

“I get my confidence from working hard. When you know that you’ve put everything that you have into something, and you’ve done everything to your abilities to be the best that you can, there’s no regret.” 

Check out the full article on ESPN

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