Getting their kit off! Sports stars including Venus Williams and Travis Pastrana strip for ESPN’s iconic annual body issue

By Every day Mail Journalist
Published: 01:03 BST, 7 July 2014 | Updated: 21:20 BST, 7 July 2014
For the 6th time in as numerous years, world-class competitors will beauty the pages of ESPN Magazine in the buff for the distributions 6th yearly ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue.
Past portions of the magazine’s yearly Body Issue have included a few of the greatest names in sports posturing nude, counting NBA stars Blake Griffith what’s more, Dwight Howard,  what’s more, tennis star Serena Williams.
This year’s issue will not frustrate – what’s more, Williams’ sister makes her make a big appearance appearance in the exceedingly expected unique issue.
This year’s issue highlights 22 competitors posturing in their birthday suits, counting five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, Texas Officers to begin with baseman Sovereign Defender what’s more, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka.
‘We some way or another oversee to raise the bar each year,’ ESPN The Magazine what’s more, ESPN.com supervisor in boss Chad Millman said in an article reporting this year’s issue.

‘This year’s accumulation of outstanding competitors what’s more, staggering photography features an exhibit of sports what’s more, body types. It occupies our mission to pay tribute to these athletes’ bodies what’s more, all they are fit of,’ he continued.
Also highlighted in this year’s issue are Olympic gold-medal-winning snowboarder Jamie Anderson, tennis player Tomas Berdych, Olympic bronze-medal-winning bobsledder Aja Evans, Arizona Cardinals wide collector Larry Fitzgerald what’s more, U.S. World Glass soccer player Omar Gonzalez, who too plays on the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Professional surfer Coco Ho, boxer Bernard Hopkins (the most established title champ in the sport’s history), bluff jumper Ginger Huber, Olympic hockey player Hilary Knight, WNBA All-Star Holy messenger McCoughtry what’s more, the husband-wife group of X Diversions stars Travis Pastrana what’s more, Lyn-Z.
The often-controversial issue beforehand included shoreline volleyball star Kerri Walsh, who postured for the magazine while 8 months pregnant, what’s more, PGA incredible Gary Player, who undressed for the production at age 77.

For more photographs what’s more, video from ESPN’s The Body Issue if you don’t mind visit espn.go.com. The magazine is set to hit magazine kiosks on July 11.

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