While it's often hard to find beauty amidst the constant sweating and struggling that results from running, jumping and throwing, track and field athletes have the remarkable ability to please fans with their accidental sexiness.
Whether they are adjusting their footwork or fully extending their body to optimize their performance, these female athletes are in the upper echelon of popularity. Or at least they should be.
As these women continue to grace their field with the hidden beauty they only choose to display when the camera is on them, they continue to garner more fans at alarming rates.
It's only a matter of time before track and field women are synonymous with sexy WAGs.
Here the hottest female track and field athlete pics.
Not only did she undoubtedly gain a throng of loyal fans as soon as she touched the California campus, but Allison Stokke gave everyone a reason to believe.
We are now sure that women involved in track and field are well versed in camera work.
The other competitor is walking away as fast as possible to avoid disturbing the shot.
As successful as she's been on the track, it's Amy Acuff's modeling prowess that has really earned the most recognition.
She got 11 other female track stars to join her in the creation of the 2000 Omni Lite Millennium Calendar of Champions, featuring nude photos of all the women, with half the proceeds going to the Florence Griffith-Joyner Foundation.
This German former long jumper may actually be known more for her athletic ability than her looks, but that doesn't mean Susen Tiedtke hasn't seen plenty of success concerning the latter.
Tiedtke won a silver and a bronze medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics, and represented Germany at the 1992 Summer Olympics, finishing eighth. At the 2000 Summer Olympics, she finished sixth.
However, like most sexy athletes, she appeared in the 2004 issue of Playboy, known as Women of the Olympics.
Since participating in the Miss Bikini Universe pageant, Leryn Franco has seemed to permanently change her attire, always sporting a sexy two-piece.
Not that we mind at all.
Clearly high jump specialist Amy Acuff needed a breather from her strenuous training regimen, and found the perfect position, albeit aesthetically uncomfortable.
She has competed in every Summer Olympics since 1996, completing her Olympic-best 1.99 meter jump in 2004.
Acuff may have finished in fourth, but she's finished first in our minds.
Seemingly getting set for a tedious sprint, this runner is wearing the ideal attire for a long race.
While the hat confuses us, we'll assume it's the winter time and the building's heating unit is out of commission.
Either way we approve.
Known more for her beauty than her personal-best 55.66 meter javelin toss, this Paraguayan model still excites sports fans with her athletic ability.
Appearing in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue naturally insinuates athletic ability, which Leryn Franco did this year.
It all began following her position as runner-up Miss Universo Paraguay 2006.
She's built to succeed.
Amy Acuff garnered plenty of attention in her youth.
She became the first non-European winner in the history of the Hochsprung mit Musik meet in Arnstadt, Germany, winning in 1998.
She also won at the national championships in 2001, 2003 and 2005, as well as becoming the Universiade champion at 22 years old.
A star in the making.
A Swedish athlete who competes mainly in sprint hurdles, Susanna Kallur is seemingly at a loss for words.
While she won the gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2006 European Athletics Championships and holds the world indoor record for 60-meter hurdles, she can't understand why she is more revered for her looks than her skill.
It happens to all the good ones.
While it's unclear as to what exactly is taking place here, it's safe to assume that this stretch is an integral part of Kelly Sotherton's vigorous training regimen.
We can assume that her coach was trying to optimize the viewing experience, which he certainly did.
She's bought into it.
While she is somewhat of an unknown entity, Kaie Kand is causing fans' eyebrows to curl in curiosity.
This Estonian heptathlete has a personal-best score of 5979 points and is already known for setting an Estonian national indoor record in the pentathlon with 4580 points.
Modeling is just around the corner.
This early bloomer found her career halted by numerous injuries.
Gaining early respect for being the English schools 300-meter hurdles champion, Joanne Fenn soon found shin splints hindering her career.
However, she decided to adopt the 800-meter race, breaking through in 2002.
This Welsh athlete may have retired from competition in 2006, but Catherine Murphy doesn't seem to be retired from the World Wide Web.
She competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, but is more known for her beautiful poses.
Now she has more time for practice.
They may not be models yet, but Jade Johnson and Joanne Fenn seem to be aggressively practicing for their post-athletic career.
Given the public dispute that occurred between Johnson and Kelly Sotherton in 2006, we'd love to see them meet for a similar pose.
Could be epic.
Here's an athlete who reeks of beauty, but never seems to try.
Specializing in the 200-meter sprint for the United States, Allyson Felix is a two-time Olympic silver medalist and the only woman ever to be a three-time Athletics World Championship gold medalist.
Her training regimen is clearly vigorous.
This ostensibly appears to be another photo shoot, but we'll take another route and assume Leryn Franco is on another relaxing nature walk to get away from her fanatical fans.
But on second glance, she is smiling and perfectly turned to excite the crowd.
The camera hates to be alone.
This one might as well not be a bullseye, since it's written in Chinese.
German sprinter Sina Schielke is known more for her looks, despite her remarkable 11.16-second 100-meter dash.
Fans are still trying to figure her out.
A Jamaican hurdler, Shevon Stoddart is quietly rising the ranks of track-and-field athletes.
With a bronze medal at the 2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships, and a fifth-place finish at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Stoddart still hadn't garnered the type of publicity that she is close to getting.
Stoddart's looks will get her more attention than her athletic ability ever could, and she's starting to see that.
Having won three NCAA titles and earning 11 All-American honors while at LSU can't keep this hurdler from garnering more attention for her beauty than her play.
Expected to win the 100-meter hurdle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Lolo Jones surprisingly tripped and finished in seventh place.
Maybe if she wasn't trying so hard to smile for the camera.
This just seems like an accident waiting to happen.
With the shot perfectly angled and the timing ideal, this was undoubtedly planned ahead of time.
Her hair was in that position before she left the ground.
Jessica Ennis and Louise Hazel have a chemistry and camaraderie that can't be faked, but it can be scripted.
After winning the women's Heptathlon Final and gold medal at the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Germany in 2009, Ennis was congratulated by Hazel after a strenuous race.
Precious, albeit sexy.
Sina Schielke clearly likes to give her fans a wide array of looks, particularly around the track, where she's seen the most success.
With a silver medal in the 200-meter at the 2000 World Junior Championships, and a gold with the German relay team, it's only a matter of time before she can retire and work on her modeling career.
She's already halfway there.
Surrounded by fuming volcanoes and harsh rocks, Allyson Felix has no choice but to train hard.
This atmosphere seems dark and depressing, but it makes the track that much more aesthetically pleasing when Felix steps onto it.
While runners often do train in the least comfortable areas of the world, Felix found the most unique of them all.
She may be beautiful, but Lolo Jones is just as well known for her American record.
Jones won the silver at the 2008 World Athletics Final, and then set the American 60-meter hurdle record with a time of 7.72.
That's how long it took fans to notice her.
Jessica Ennis is just looking to relax and have a good time.
But, as the current world indoor pentathlon champion, she is undoubtedly focused and driven.
In 2007, she naturally won the inaugural European Athletics Rising Star Award.
After a rigorous training session with the javelin, Leryn Franco seemingly enjoys a cool-down in her hot tub.
While it's one of the only places she can truly relax, one thing is getting in her way from a zen state.
The camera that evidently follows her around never gives her a moment to breath.
While she may seem ready for world-wide recognition, Louise Hazel is still working her way to the top.
She has competed in two major international championships, and experienced slightly less success than she envisioned.
In 2006, she came in 17th at the European Championships, and in 2009, she finished 14th at the World Championships.
Jessica Ennis is not only a beautiful athlete, but engages in other activities that prepare her for high-profile events like this.
She writes a column for The Times newspaper, and is a patron for Barrie Wells's sports foundation.
She has also found a niche in advertising, assisting in campaigns for Aviva, Powerade, BP and Adidas.
This is one athlete who wears her heart on her sleeve, and her photographs resemble this attitude.
After coming in seventh in the final of the long jump in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Jade Johnson expressed her displeasure that the winner had previously tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
We love her attitude, as well as her desire to compete in the long jump despite being allergic to sand.
This track and field sprint athlete, who competes internationally for France, is more than just another beautiful face.
Christine Arron ran the fourth-fastest time for the 100-meter in history, while holding the European record of 10.73 seconds.
Her opinions on doping and her feud with Marion Jones makes her even more desirable.
This American specializes in the 100-meter hurdle.
She achieved a personal-best 12.63 seconds at the 2001 World Championships in Canada.
Jenny Adams can't get enough of the rubber concrete.
This English heptathlete can apparently get enough of herself, choosing to look away comically as the mirror flaunts her beauty.
In 2009, Louise Hazel was ranked second-best in the country and ninth-best all time.
She won the gold medal for the England team, with a personal best of 6156 points, at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
A potent prospect.
English heptathlete and 400-meter sprinter Kelly Sotherton clearly sets the bar high, and clears it every time.
While she was the bronze medallist at the 2004 Summer Olympics and came in fourth at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Sotherton might still be applauded more for her beauty than her talent.
She knows it too.
While she is more revered for her beauty, Leryn Franco is still a prolific athlete.
After winning bronze medals in 1999 and 2000, Franco won the South American Junior Championship javelin title in 2001, and was South American under 23 champion in 2004.
She clearly knows how to keep the crowd involved.
Leryn Franco continues to impress us considering her relationship close with the camera.
After a long search for the best resting spot, she finally finds the ideal place to relax and unwind.
Jessica Ennis knows how to earn the respect of British fans, and not just by flaunting her patriotism.
A British 100-meter hurdler, Ennis is the current European and former World heptathlon champion, while keeping the attention on her with photos like this.
The blinged-out shoes truly complete the outfit.
The German sprinter saves her softest and most provocative pose for last.
Seemingly on a bed of fur, Sina Schielke loves to offer her fans a different photograph for every mood.
She must be feeling adventurous right now.
She may not be flashy, but Allison Stokke doesn't have to flaunt her luscious body for fans to take notice.
While standing in place with the pole lightly resting on her shoulder clearly opens many eyes, we believe there is more behind the scenes.
These poses are never by accident.
It's no coincidence that Leryn Franco placed No. 86 in AskMen.com's 2009 "Top 99 Women" poll.
Some might say she clearly loves nature and the wild, which is why she chose the javelin throw.
She can naturally use the pole as a fishing rod.