The body issue is here, and we’ll try to roll out as many of the galleries as possible. Here’s two special athletes, with a special relationship. Via ESPN: The superstar athletes, who made their relationship public in July 2017, have been dominating their respective sports (Bird in basketball, Rapinoe in soccer) for over a decade. 

Together, they’ve got five Olympic gold medals — along with plenty of muscle and scars — to show for it. On the set of their recent Body Issue photo shoot, the couple sat down with ESPN’s Jemele Hill to talk about battling injuries, having to kick their nutrition up a notch and who would win in a foot race.

The body issue has finally arrived, signalling another Summer beginning. What a novel idea ESPN had with their body issue.