Golden cy­cle cou­ple re­veal birth of first child

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

OLYMPIC cycling cham­pi­ons Laura and Ja­son Kenny have an­nounced the birth of their first baby.

Laura Kenny, nee Trott, posted a pic­ture of Al­bert Louie Kenny on In­sta­gram along with her­self, hus­band Ja­son Kenny and their dogs Sprolo and Pringle.

She said Al­bert was born late on Wed­nes­day, a week af­ter his due date.

Laura posted: “Wel­come to the world lit­tle Al­bert Louie Kenny. 23/08/17 8lb 12.5oz. You kept us wait­ing a week but it was all worth it.”

The cou­ple, who live in Mac­cles­field, have 10 Olympic gold medals be­tween them.

Laura, 25, has al­ready de­clared her in­ten­tion to com­pete at a third Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 but will not rush back to the sport.

She will miss the Track Cycling World Cham­pi­onships in Apel­doorn, Hol­land, in March next year and the Com­mon­wealth Games on Aus­tralia’s Gold Coast the fol­low­ing month.

Speak­ing ear­lier this year, she said: “I want to en­joy time at home with Ja­son and the new baby and start when I feel ready, rather than when I feel like I have to be ready.”

The cou­ple, who mar­ried in Septem­ber last year, an­nounced the news they were ex­pect­ing by posting a pic­ture on In­sta­gram of a child’s bike along­side their own. They also took to so­cial me­dia to an­nounce their wed­ding, which they had kept se­cret from fans.

They got hitched at the 175-year-old St Al­ban’s Church in Mac­cles­field, 20 min­utes from their home in Chelford, and had their re­cep­tion at the Hill­top Coun­try House in Prest­bury.

The ho­tel posted im­ages of the happy cou­ple shar­ing their first dance on so­cial me­dia, with Olympic leg­end Chris Hoy look­ing on in the back­ground.

The pair who vis­ited Buck­ing­ham Palace ear­lier this year to re­ceive their CBEs have 10 Olympic gold medals, with Ja­son, 29, equalling the high­est num­ber held by a Bri­tish ath­lete at six.

Laura is Bri­tain’s most suc­cess­ful woman Olympian of all time.

Ja­son and Laura Kenny are pic­tured with baby Al­bert and their dogs

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