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Marshawn Lynch to be featured in ESPN The Magazine Body Issue

Marshawn Lynch to be featured in ESPN The Magazine Body Issue

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stands on the field during a brief break against the St. Louis Rams in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Seattle. Photo: Associated Press, KPUG/AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Twenty-two athletes will be featured in the ESPN The Magazine Body Issue, which will hit newsstands on July 11.

The keystone to the issue is the “Bodies We Want” section, where athletes will be featured in tasteful nude poses.

Featured in this year’s edition is Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. Along with Lynch will be swimmer Michael Phelps, tennis star Venus Williams, Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will be included in the issue.

Others to appear are: Bernard Hopkins (boxing), Jimmy Spithill (sailing), Tomas Berdych (tennis), Nigel Sylvester (BMX), Omar Gonzalez (soccer), Travis and Lyn-z Pastrana (action sports/X-games), Jamie Anderson (snowboarding), Amy Purdy (Para-Olympics), Danyelle Wolf (boxing), Aja Evans (bobsled), Hillary Knight (hockey), Megan Rapinoe (USA soccer), Angel McCoughtry (WNBA), Coco Ho (surfing) and Ginger Huber (cliff diving).
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