Bodies We Want

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Tarah Gieger

Photograph By Peter Hapak for ESPN The Magazine

"When you put your body through stresses like we do, you start to learn what's serious and what you can handle. I guess you just become numb to pain. It's pretty funny when you go into a hospital and they're like, On a scale from 1 to 10, what's your pain?' Well, for a normal person, this would probably be a 9, but for me, maybe a 5."