The Body Issue Archive

Explore nine years of iconic images, all dedicated to the power of the athletic form. Read more ...

Waterson: 'My warrior instinct was birthed with my child'

Morty Ain

For ESPN's annual Body Issue, UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson (also known as the Karate Hottie) opened up about being an MMA mom, learning to love her stretch marks, and what she wants fighting to teach her daughter. Read more ...

Caroline Wozniacki on pushing her body to the limit

Morty Ain

Finally back in action after last year's persistent ankle injury, Caroline Wozniacki is ready for Wimbledon -- and the ninth annual Body Issue. The 12-year WTA tour veteran spills on her training, drive and the hardest thing she's ever done physically. Read more ...

What's a WNBA MVP's 'kryptonite'? Krispy Kreme

Morty Ain

No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft, 2012 WNBA rookie of the year, three-time WNBA All-Star, 2016 MVP and president of the WNBA Players' Association. This summer, Nneka Ogwumike adds another line to her resume: 2017 Body Issue athlete. Read more ...