The ninth annual issue of ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue features some of the fittest men and women in sports—including the bodies of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.

The athletes' diverse, powerful physiques and athleticism make for striking images that prove something any athlete knows to be true: An "athletic" body doesn't have to look one way or another, it just has to perform.

Here are all of the guys featured in the 2017 Body Issue.

The Body Issue hits newsstands on July 7, with more photos and interviews appearing on