Katie Ledecky Dives Onto July Cover of National Geographic Magazine

Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

Katie Ledecky has had a whirlwind of a start to her career as a professional swimmer and it just keeps getting more exciting. Earlier this week, the two-time Olympian announced via social media that she would be gracing the July cover of National Geographic Magazine.

Ledecky’s cover marks the first time in history that an Olympic swimmer has graced the cover of Natoinal Geographic. The magazine hits newstands on June 26th.

Ledecky is one of multiple top-tier athletes featured in an article titled “Building a Better Athlete: How science is testing the limits of human speed, strength, and endurance.” The article also features track and field Olympian Usain Bolt, Paralympian Jarryd Wallace, weightlifter CJ Cummings, and fellow swimmer Michael Andrew.

The article dives into the mechanics of training, interviewing coaches and athletes alike to gain a better sense of how they train amongst the many resources that new-age technology has provided.

Ledecky also shared a photo of herself that will be featured within the article via social media.


Photo Courtesy: Instagram @kledecky

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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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