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13 Unexpected Athletes on SI’s Fittest 50

Unless you follow rugby or rock climbing closely, these Fittest 50 athletes may surprise you.

On Thursday, Sports Illustrated unveiled its 2017 Fittest 50 list, naming the most in-shape, best-conditioned men and women in sports right now.

While many well-known names made the cut—including LeBron James, Allyson Felix, Conor McGregor and Lindsey Vonn—there are also some athletes from less mainstream sports on the list that may be a surprise to some. 

WWE's John Cena, Charlotte Flair Crack SI's 2017 Fittest 50 List

Here are a few Fittest 50 athletes you might not have predicted to make the list—unless you're a big fan of rugby or rock climbing. 

• Hunter McIntyre, Spartan Race athlete

• New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan

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• Rugby stars Carlin Isles and Kieran Read

• Rock climbers Alex Honnold, Sasha DiGiulian and 16-year-old Ashima Shiraishi

• CrossFit stars Mat Fraser, Tia-Clair Toomey and Kara Webb

• American Ninja Warrior star Jessie Graff

• Ultra-marathoner Scott Jurek

• WWE’s John Cena and Charlotte Flair

​You can see the complete list of men's and women's athletes here.