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Bayliss Family Announces Bella Is Pregnant

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Jan 18, 2011

Stephen and Bella Bayliss, both professional triathletes from Great Britain, announced today that they are expecting their first child.

Bella is a multiple Ironman winner.

According to the press release sent out today, Bella is three months pregnant and is due in the beginning of August.

“I think this may be quite a shock to many people, however Stephen and I could not be happier,” Bella stated in the press release. “Of course this will be a huge change in both our lives, but it is what we had always planned.”

Stephen also commented on the news. “I am almost beyond words to describe how happy I am, I am going to be a dad,” Stephen said. “This is definitely going to bring a new dimension to my racing, an extra incentive to do well.”

The pregnancy is not the end of racing all together for Bella, who is 33-years-old. “I will be taking a break from competition until I have the baby and have had a chance to adjust to motherhood,” Bella said. “I plan to come back to race and although I have no fixed date for my return planned at this time, it is likely to be late 2011 or early 2012. I know that coming back to race will be very challenging, but I am up for it!”

Stephen will kick off his season on Saturday, March 12 at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon.

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Producer of Triathlete.com. She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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