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Ashton Eaton, Jessica Ennis-Hill top SI’s Fittest 50 list

Decathlete Ashton Eaton and heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill topped the inaugural Sports Illustrated Fittest 50 list.

Eaton, the decathlon world-record holder, won the 2012 Olympic decathlon gold medal. He was also the decathlon world champion in 2013 and 2015. 

Ennis-Hill, the 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion, gave birth to her son, Reggie on July 17, 2014. Just over a year later, she won her second heptathlon world championship. 

Athletes were judged by a panel of six judges based on six criteria: strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility and skill.  

One of the six judges, Harry Marra, has coached Eaton since 2009. Eaton’s wife, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, also made the list. 

Other Olympians, and Olympic hopefuls, on the Fittest 50 list: 

Women
Kristin Armstrong

Simone Biles

Elena Delle Donne

Genzebe Dibaba

Gabby Douglas

Meghan Duggan

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Allyson Felix

Missy Franklin

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Kayla Harrison

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Lolo Jones

Gwen Jorgensen

Ali Krieger

Katie Ledecky

Maya Moore

Mariana Pajon

Candace Parker

Christie Rampone 

Ronda Rousey

Claressa Shields

Dafne Schippers

Maggie Steffens

Jenn Suhr

Hannah Teter

Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Lindsey Vonn

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Serena Williams

Ireen Wust

Men
Usain Bolt

Trayvon Bromell

Jordan Burroughs

Novak Djokovic

Ashton Eaton

Kendrick Farris

Gennady Golovkin

Marquise Goodwin

Serge Ibaka

LeBron James

Steve Langton

Renaud Lavillenie

Sam Mikulak

Michael Phelps

Cristiano Ronaldo

Galen Rupp

Akani Simbine

Christian Taylor

Michael Tinsley

Dwyane Wade

Russell Westbrook

Donnell Whittenburg