Bodies We Want 2009

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Carl Edwards

Photograph By Sarah A. Friedman for ESPN The Magazine

Why we chose him: He pilots a speeding bullet with more than just a fast set of hands. Take it from a pro: "It takes unbelievable core strength to handle a race car at 200 mph. Carl trains really hard, and he's an amazing athlete. I've seen him perform a perfect dropkick, something I can't even do. There are only a handful of guys outside wrestling who could hang with us in the ring: Shaq, Ray Lewis, Terrell Owens. You can add Carl to that list." -John Cena, WWE Wrestler