The 2013 Triathlete Baby Boom

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  • Published Apr 22, 2013
  • Updated Nov 18, 2013 at 8:55 PM UTC
Rebeccah Wassner at the NYC Triathlon. Photo: Kris Mendoza

American professional triathlete Rebeccah Wassner recently gave birth to a baby girl, and she noticed that she wasn’t the only one taking time away from the sport to become a mom. She recently compiled a list of those who have announced they’re pregnant.

“At least seven 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,” she wrote. “As I’m finding out, this takes a lot of work and a lot of patience. First, you have to sit around for nine months as all of your competitors set records and win races. Then, you have to get back in shape after what feels like nine 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.”

Sarah Haskins
Maggie Stovickova
Pip Taylor
Kim Loeffler
Desiree Ficker
Amanda Lovato
Kate Major

Another new mom worth mentioning is Olympic gold medalist Nicola Spirig. Congratulations to all of the moms-to-be!

Read more at Wassner’s blog,

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