It’s been a big month for Katie Ledecky. Just days after announcing a partnership with major swimwear brand TYR at the Pro Swim in Santa Clara, Ledecky announced via social media that she would be gracing the cover of the July issue of National Geographic, which hits newsstands June 26th.
July 2018 @NatGeo cover story, on newsstands June 26! https://t.co/9Z8byOnaNd pic.twitter.com/fD7fZmjiEo
— Katie Ledecky (@katieledecky) June 18, 2018
Ledecky is the featured athlete in an article titled “Building a better athlete“, which features numerous athletes who have been deemed incredible including Ledecky, track star Usain Bolt, Paralympian Jarryd Wallace, and swimmings own Michael Andrew. This is the first time that an Olympic swimmer has ever been on the cover of National Geographic. This also marks the first time a female Olympian has graced the cover. Ledecky also shared this photo to her instagram account today, which was used in the feature.