Our photo of the day today celebrates the wonderful news that two of the sport's biggest stars are becoming parents in August.
March 23, 2017 | PERSONALITY|
"Setting up for a different kind of transition," went the tweet. "@tointri & I are thrilled to announce baby O'Donnell! Due August 10th 2017."
That exciting news inspires our photo of the day, a shot captured by Frank Wechsel of Mirinda Carfrae's spectacular Kona finish in 2014. Starting the marathon with a 14:30 deficit to Daniela Ryf, Carfrae posted a 2:50:27 marathon to run down a who's who of Ironman racing to take the title: amongst her victims on the marathon were Mary Beth Ellis, Jodie Swallow, Caroline Steffen, Rachel Joyce and, in the closing 5 km of the marathon, Ryf.
One of the most decorated women in Kona history (in addition to her three wins, Carfrae has finished second twice and third once), Carfrae will no-doubt have to take a pass on competing in Kona this year, but we'll certainly look for "baby O'Donnell's" dad (Tim O'Donnell finished third in Kona in 2015 and was sixth last year) to be carrying the flag for the family.