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6 star athletes show off their fit physiques for ESPN's 2015 Body Issue

ESPN's seventh annual Body Issue comes out this Friday. This year's edition will have six different cover stars.
/ Source: TODAY

Sports fans, rejoice!

ESPN The Magazine is celebrating physiques of all different shapes and sizes with its annual Body Issue, and this year's edition features six different cover stars.

2015 marks the seventh year of the special issue, which aims "to celebrate and explore the athletic form through powerful images and interviews," according to ESPN's press release.

The 2015 cover stars include track-and-field champion Amanda Bingson, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, Olympic heptathlete Chantae McMillan, Cleveland Cavaliers powerhouse Kevin Love, Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr. on one of the six covers of the 2015 edition of ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue.'Carlos Serrao for ESPN The Magaz

For Harper, being featured in the issue is a dream come true.

“You’re growing up and you say: 'I want to be on the front of a Wheaties box; I want to be on the front of a Topps card; I want to be on the Body Issue,'" said Harper in the issue's press release.

Others are equally excited to be part of something they've looked forward to for years as avid sports enthusiasts.

“One of the things I love about the Body Issue so much is that it celebrates the bodies that allow us to be successful in our sport. As a sports fan, I love seeing the differences in body types," added Coughlin.

This year's issue also includes interviews, photos and videos with rock-star athletes like WNBA player Brittney Griner, French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and U.S. Women's World Cup team player Ali Krieger.

ESPN's goal is to keep growing the issue each year and feature a wide variety of athletes.

“The ability to capture both the strength and vulnerability of these extraordinary athletes through such powerful images and introspective interviews is incredibly moving," editor-in-chief Chad Millman said in a statement.

ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue will be available at newsstands starting Friday, July 10.