Via Chicago Tribune

Chicago native Dwyane Wade and the Sky’s Elena Delle Donne made Sports Illustrated’s Fittest 50 list, along with several other athletes with Chicago-area ties.

The list, the magazine’s breakdown of the 50 male and 50 female pinnacles of strength, speed, endurance and agility, also includes NASCAR’s Danica Patrick, a Roscoe native, and Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker, who hails from Naperville.

“From pull-ups to battle ropes and sled pulls, the 30-year-old mom of one puts in the work off court and it’s paid off so far in her career,” SI writes about Parker.

The magazine praises Patrick for her CrossFit training and yoga, notes Delle Donne’s boxing drills and TRX exercises, and lauds the 34-year-old Wade for putting in work at for biomechanics-focused gym.

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