Paula Radcliffe & Kara Goucher, 2008 ING NYCM, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Warm wishes to both Paula Radcliffe and her husband, Gary Lough. Warm wishes also to Kara Goucher, and her husband, Adam Goucher. The two world class marathoners are both pregnant and expecting their children near the same date! This is the Radcliffe’s second, and the Gouchers’ first. The two women have trained together through much of their early pregnancies with Paula offering the suggestions from her first pregnancy. While their controlled running is still much faster than most marathoners out and about, the time spent together has developed a warm friendship between the two highly competitive athletes. But, truly, what would one expect? Our sport does allow even the most competitive of athletes to find common ground, off the track!
Per a nice story in the New York Times, and then picked up by Race Results Weekly, Paula Radcliffe and Kara Goucher are training together, as both are pregnant and due on the same date (late September). Nice story in New York Times. To read the story, please click on http://www.nytimes.com/2010/
NEW YORK (USA): Kara Goucher
and Paula Radcliffe both found out they are expecting babies in late September
on the same date when they began training together last January in Portland
under coach Alberto Salazar. As they explained to the New York Times in
a sports section cover story which ran on Mother’s Day last Sunday, they
plan to run the NYRR New York Mini 10-K, the world’s oldest all-women’s road
race on Saturday, June 12, to share their love for the sport with everyday
runners. Not surprisingly, the New York Road Runners, the race founders and
organizers, have warmly welcomed Goucher, 31, and Radcliffe, 36, into the Mini,
part of a super weekend of athletics here which will also include the adidas
Grand Prix Diamond League meeting later the same day. Writes RRW.