They put in all that they have, just to excel and when faced with failure, they learn to take it in their stride and move on with double the strength. Needless to say, they inspire us in more ways than one.
What also makes athletes stand out from the rest of us are their incredibly-sculpted bodies that are truly jaw-dropping. And London-based photographer and former biathlonist, Dominika Cuda, has done an incredible job of capturing those bodies for a charity calendar.
Athletes including cross-fit champions, ballerinas, horse riders and other sportsmen and women have come together to form a 300-page diary and personal planner for 2018, including their daily training schedules and tables to record goals, achievements and results.