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Triathlete Baby Boom

Mom posts have been popping up all over our blog lately. And for good reason. We're in the midst of a 2013 triathlete baby boom. At least 7 of my fellow pro triathletes will have babies by the end of this year and most of us plan on stepping right back up to the competition. As I'm finding out, this takes a lot of work and a lot of patience. First, you have to sit around for 9 months as all of your competitors set records and win races. Then, you have to get back in shape after what feels like 9 off seasons stacked up back to back. But, pro triathletes are always up for a challenge, and having a new little cheerleader makes it all so much more worthwhile.

Here's a list of 2013 Athlete Moms with links to theirs blogs or twitters:

Nicola Spirig

Sarah Haskins

Maggie Stovickova

Pip Taylor

Kim Loeffler

Desiree Ficker

Amanda Lovato
Kate Major

And few other elite athletes:

Ashley Tollakson (Olympic Trials marathoner and wife of pro triathlete TJ Tollakson)

Lauren Fleshman (Running champion and wife of pro triathlete Jesse Thomas)

Leslie Higgins (NYAC track star)

Rondi Davies (open water swimmer)

And, let's not forget, the pioneering pro triathlete moms who are showing us how it's done:

Julie Ertel
Becky Lavelle

Gina Crawford

Sam Warriner

Nikki Butterfield

I should also note, my BFF (Maren) is counting down the days until she welcomes baby #1, our Athlete Food Editor (Melissa) is due in September (#3), and 2 of our cousins are also due this year.

So, yes, this is a baby boom. Please let us know if we missed anyone!

Reader Comments (4)

A new generation of Olympians! BTW...the pics of Amy are ADORABLE!
April 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersarah
Wow, Iron Kids will have a stacked field in about 12 years. Congrats to all!
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertricia
this is quite a list!
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlaurel
Baby bath is a vital work for parents as they should follow some precaution at that time and know how to bath a baby. We use some baby products for bath a baby. So we have to know details about baby products, then we able to choose the better one for our baby.
July 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony

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