While we work the main story of the day, HERE is link to a recent New York Times piece about expectant-moms Kara Goucher and Paula Radcliffe.
The elite distance runners met at the Great North Run in 2007, where Goucher, a Duluth native, upset Radcliffe, the world record-holder in the marathon. The pair struck up a friendship which grew after Radcliffe relocated to Portland, Oregon recently.
As it turns out, the friendly rivals are both due to give birth on the same day this September. Goucher and her husband Adam are expecting their first child; Radcliffe and husband Gary Lough are expecting their second.
Also ... Kevin Pates of the Duluth News-Tribune has a feature on Goucher HERE.