The best sports photos of 2020 from Getty Images

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Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
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11. Running in isolation

Long-distance runner Hassan Mead, currently running with the Oregon Track Club, poses for a portrait on Jun. 17, 2020, in Sedona, Arizona. Athletes across the globe are now training in isolation under strict policies in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s such an honor to work with professional athletes as they train for major events like the Summer Olympics. Hassan Mead of the Oregon Track Club met me in the Sedona Valley, where he continued his training with spectacular vistas like Cathedral Rock all around. His work ethic and determination came through as we visited five different locations. This image was the cleanest shot as we were able to time it perfect with no on-coming traffic or power lines cluttering the image. It was a pleasure working with an athlete as friendly and talented as Hassan, and I can’t wait to see him run for the United States.

— Christian Petersen