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Sports Illustrated’s Fittest 50 2021

May 5, 2021

Each year Sports Illustrated accepts the challenge and ranks the best-conditioned athletes in the world. See the list of athletes who made the cut below and read all about each of them on Sports Illustrated.

Fittest Women:

  • Maggie Steffens, Water Polo
  • Sara Hall, Marathon
  • Kyra Condie, Sport Climbing
  • Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hockey
  • Sandi Morris, Track and Field
  • Aja Evans, Bobsled
  • Simone Manuel, Swimming
  • Caroline Marks, Surfing
  • Diamond DeShields, Chicago Sky
  • Dalilah Muhammad, Track and Field
  • Adeline Gray, Wrestling
  • Courtney Dauwalter, Ultra Running
  • Tianna Bartoletta, Track and Field
  • Katie Ledecky, Swimming
  • Serena Williams, Tennis
  • Emma Coburn, Track and Field
  • Catarina Macario, USWNT and Lyon
  • Naomi Osaka, Tennis
  • Valentina Shevchenko, MMA
  • Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Track and Field
  • Tia-Clair Toomey, CrossFit
  • Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skiing
  • Claressa Shields, Boxing and MMA
  • Amanda Nunes, MMA
  • Simone Biles, Gymnastics

Fittest Men:

  • Joe Kovacs, Track and Field
  • Ariel Torres, Karate
  • Jim Walmsley, Ultra Running
  • Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres
  • Bryson DeChambeau, Golf
  • Eliud Kipchoge, Marathon
  • Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat
  • Italo Ferreira, Surfing
  • D.K. Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks
  • Mondo Duplantis, Track and Field
  • Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
  • Sam Mikulak, Gymnastics
  • Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Mohamed Salah, Liverpool
  • Carlin Isles, Rugby
  • Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
  • Noah Lyles, Track and Field
  • Rafael Nadal, ATP Tennis
  • Caeleb Dressel, Swimming
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus
  • Jon Jones, MMA
  • Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
  • LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Novak Djokovic, ATP Tennis
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks