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  • Photo: Peggy Sirota

    Soccer player Landon Donovan

    Landon Donovan, 28-year-old captain of the L.A. Galaxy soccer team.

  • Photo: Peggy Sirota

    Soccer player Landon Donovan

    In the waning moments of a do-or-die game against Algeria in the 2010 World Cup, Donovan drilled home the winning goal.

  • Photo: Peggy Sirota

    Soccer player Landon Donovan

    "I've always been active—outdoors, on the beach, playing..."

  • Photo: Peggy Sirota

    Soccer player Landon Donovan

    The soccer star practices a grueling fitness routine that includes exercising at 80 to 90 percent of his maximum heart rate. "The advantage comes in the tenth minute, I'm sprinting and making another guy chase me," says Donovan. "By the end of the game, he's worn down."

  • Photo: Peggy Sirota

    Soccer player Landon Donovan

    When it comes to proving yourself, Donovan says, "You only get so many chances."

  • Photo: Peggy Sirota

    Soccer player Landon Donovan

    "To play World Cup in Brazil would be awesome. That's 100 percent my goal right now."

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