Sunday, September 26, 2010

It's a Boy! Kara and Adam Goucher have their baby

And baby makes three for elite runners Adam and Kara Goucher (one of our Fit-Ink faves). Kara gave birth to a boy early in the day on Saturday, September 25. Talk about a surprise find for me--thank you, insomnia--especially considering I was still engrossed by last Monday's Runner's World interview with Kara and Paula Radcliffe, and considering her due date was September 29. I should know better that a fast runner would more than likely have an early delivery...and two running parents would more than likely breed a little speed-racer.

The New York Road Runners were the first to tweet the news, which was in turn spotted by Runner's World and announced on their Facebook page. But it was the Duluth New Tribune, the paper in Kara's hometown, that had all the news. According to this article, the Gouchers named their son Colton Mirko, the middle name after Kara's late father, and the little Colton weighed in at seven pounds, one ounce and measured 19.5 inches. 

Here's a little recap on how we've followed Kara's pregnancy--or tried. Baby news didn't break until she was already far enough along to be showing a baby bump and knew the baby's sex. Back in early May, it was announced that both Goucher and Radcliffe were due on September 29. In June, the two made appearances and ran the New York Mini 10K, and then Goucher spoke at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minn. But news on these two stayed pretty low-key during the rest of the summer, especially after Deena Kastor announced her pregnancy. That is, of course, until early last week when Runner's World released that video interview. But did I really think the baby would arrive four days early? No way!

Congrats to the new family! Do you think it's safe to say there might be an Olympic hopeful in that household? And who guessed the baby would arrive on the 25th?


  1. How exciting! And I heard it here first, on Fit Ink! I'm going to share this with all of my running peeps and they will come to your blog to read it :)

  2. Thanks WendyCity! Really appreciate the share :) It is exciting news for the Gouchers! And I owe you an email.




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