Bodies We Want 2009

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Lolo Jones

Photograph By Sarah A. Friedman for ESPN The Magazin

Why we chose her: In a sport that requires her to waste nothing, she more than obliges. Take it from a pro: "In hurdles, it's critical that the body be efficient, no lost energy. That's Lolo. She can power-clean more than 200 pounds, but her body fat is near 10 percent. She has the perfect core, which is where her horsepower comes from. Her abs are like a washboard, all muscle fiber and no fat. you don't get like that without proper diet and training. And even then, you'd need Lolo's determination." -Dennis Shaver, Jones' track and field coach at LSU