Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Baby Band Wagon

Paula Radcliffe and Kara Goucher may be nearing the end of their pregnancies--hard to believe but both are due before September is out--but now it looks like another speedy marathoner is hopping aboard the baby train. If you didn't read the Runner's World exclusive news, can you guess who it is?
  • She trains in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., with other running phenoms like Ryan Hall, Josh Cox and Meb Keflezighi.
  • She runs in ASICS.
  • One of her favorite Chicago restaurants is Bin 36, according to an interview Liz had with her last year. 
  • She has an Olympic bronze medal to her name. 
  • She shares recipes and training advice in monthly columns in Competitor magazine.
Did you figure it out yet? The answer is Deena Kastor, Mammoth Track Club member, Chicago Marathon (2005) and London Marathon (2006) champion, two-time Olympics qualifier. And earlier today Runner's World had the exclusive news that she'd be pulling out of this year's New York City Marathon--where her and Meb would be the ones to watch--because of her growing baby bump. Well, not quite, because Kastor told RW that she doesn't even look pregnant yet. Kastor is three months along in her pregnancy and already halted her tough workouts. But have no fear...you'll still catch her in the Big Apple race weekend, just not toeing the line.

Question is: boy, girl, surprise? Between Kara, Paula and Deena, you almost have to hope that their newborns are not all boys, and eventual runners. Then there would really be a contest to follow come the 2032 Olympics, give or take.


Photo grabbed from thomas_sly at flickr.

6 comments:

  1. Ha, there must be something in the water! Congratulations, Deena!

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  2. So true...lots of babies coming soon or have arrived from runners. Thanks for reading!

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  3. Hey kate! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I did NOT hear Deanna was pregnant, so great news for sure!!! Babies and babies! Great to officially meet you on Friday at the EXPO !!!!

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  4. Hi Jen!

    you're welcome and thanks for stopping by mine. Glad you liked the Deena news...it's crazy all these babies coming. Great to meet you at the expo and good luck with marathon training!

    kate :)

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