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Kahlefeldt-Vodickova celebrates the arrival of second child

Continuing the surge in successful triathlon performances by new moms

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

In the September, 2019 issue of Triathlon Magazine Canada we profiled Radka Kahlefeldt-Vodickova as part of a feature on the surge in top performances by new mothers we’ve seen in the sport since 2017. The former Olympian personified the new trend of women pros returning to top-level racing after giving birth by winning Ironman 70.3 Philippines just 11 weeks after the arrival of baby Ruby, then going on a tear of top performances that included numerous 70.3 wins and a third-place finish at the Challenge Championship. A year later she won five Challenge-Family races around the world, topped the Challenge-Family bonus pool, won Ironman 70.3 Geelong and Davao, and took sixth at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice.

Read The Rise of triathlon’s super-moms.

Today Kahlefeldt-Vodickova and her husband, Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt, announced the arrival of Ruby’s little sister Indiana Rose.

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The athlete who graced our cover for the issue the feature appeared in, Mirinda Carfrae, has also announced that she and husband Tim O’Donnell are expecting their second child later this year.

Mirinda Carfrae greets daughter Isabelle after winning Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant.