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ESPN THE MAGAZINE BRINGS NINTH ANNUAL BODY ISSUE TO LIFE WITH TELEVISION SPECIAL

“ESPN The Magazine – 2017 BODY Issue” to debut Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2

ESPN’s debut BODY special will highlight behind-the-scenes photo, video, and interview elements with the 23 athletes featured in ESPN The Magazine’s ninth annual BODY issue including World Series champion Javier Baez; NHL teammates Brent Burns (defenseman) and Joe Thornton (center) of the San Jose Sharks; New England Patriots wide receiver and Super Bowl champion Julian Edelman; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott; adaptive snowboarder/mountaineer and the first veteran featured in the BODY Issue, retired Marine Corps Sgt. Kirstie Ennis; Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (freeskiing), 2016 WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks and two-time NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics.

The one-hour show is hosted by ESPN commentator Julie Foudy, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and former U.S. Women’s National Soccer team captain, and centers around one main theme: “Every Body Has a Story,” where athletes share their respective personal and professional journeys.

ESPN The Magazine launched the BODY franchise almost a decade ago with one mission: to celebrate and showcase the athletic form through powerful images and interviews.

For more on the 2017 BODY Issue:
· ESPN The Magazine’s ninth annual BODY Issue press release: http://es.pn/2sFrNwS
· 2017 BODY digital gallery experience: www.espn.com/bodyissue
· All BODY Issue assets for media can be found in the BODY 2017 Media Kit: http://es.pn/2t0BAwN

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Media Contacts:

Carrie Kreiswirth (carrie.b.kreiswirth@espn.com) at 646-547-4686

Jay Jay Nesheim (jayjay.nesheim@espn.com) at 646-547-5839

 

 

Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017