Lionel Messi is one of the best soccer players in the world. He's led his team—Fútbol Club (FC) Barcelona—to several championships, he's won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award five times, and he's been on the cover of the video game EA Sports FIFA four times. Messi is known for his amazing ability to score goals, but he didn't become a soccer superstar without plenty of hard work. Learn how Messi keeps his body fit for the game, what his life is like off the pitch, and more.
LeBron James is a basketball legend. In 2016 he led the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their first ever National Basketball Association (NBA) Championship. Before that, the basketball superstar—known to fans as King James—had already won two other NBA championships and two Olympic gold medals. He's been in movies, on TV, and on magazine covers. He's naturally talented, but he still works incredibly hard to stay on top of his game. Learn more about James's career, his routine before and after games, and his incredible successes both on and off the court.
Ezekiel Elliott—the star running back for the Dallas Cowboys—spent his 2016 rookie season running past, and sometimes over, his opponents. He led the National Football League (NFL) in rushing yards, helping his team enter the playoffs with the second-best regular season record in the NFL. With his impressive speed and strength, it looks like Elliott will continue to dominate the NFL for many years to come. Learn all about Elliott's path to the NFL, how he stays fit, how he developed his personal sense of style, and much more.
Aaron Rodgers is the star quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, and he has the stats to prove it. He reached 300 touchdown passes faster than any other quarterback in NFL history. Even though he spent the first few years of his NFL career on the bench, he led his team to victory in Super Bowl XLV and won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award—all by the age of 27. He may have cemented his status as a sports megastar, but his goal is to go back the Super Bowl a few more times. Read about Rodgers's football career, how he stays fit, and more.
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