Mills to be featured in ESPN Magazine

June 26, 2017
Novlene Williams-Mills (right) takes heat two of the women's 400m ahead of Verone Chambers at the National Stadium on Friday. Williams-Mills won in 51.92 seconds.

Jamaican Olympian Novlene Williams-Mills has become the first breast cancer survivor to be featured in ESPN Magazine's Body Issue.

The Body Issue is a magazine which features athletes in nude or semi-nude photographs in various poses.

Five years ago, Williams-Mills was diagnosed with breast cancer, only a few months before the London Olympics. She qualified at the National Championships for the women's 400m and won a bronze medal as part of Jamaica's 4x400m relay team.

The athlete underwent surgery a few days after the Olympic Games. She later did a double mastectomy.

Williams-Mills was one of 23 athletes featured in the issue, which will make it to news stands on July 7. Other featured athletes include two-time NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics, Julie Ertz of the United States women's football team, and the 2016 WNBA most valuable player Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks, as well as tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.

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