Laura Kenny expecting second child with Sir Jason Kenny in 2022 after ectopic pregnancy | Race news

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Five-time Olympic champion Dame Laura Kenny has announced that she and husband Sir Jason Kenny are expecting their second child.

The news comes a year after Kenny, 30, suffered an ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage at 14 months.

Kenny, who gave birth to son Albie in August 2017, announced the news via Instagram Story.

“A year ago today I sat in A&E and I knew I was doing really badly but I didn’t know what was wrong with me,” Kenny wrote.

“When I found out I had an ectopic pregnancy, it felt like the world was falling apart. We lost our second child in November and I remember being there looking for some sort of answer.

“I still feel that pain and I don’t think it will ever go away. But today, a year later…”

Kenny then posted a photo of four bikes leaning against a fence to show off the expected addition to the family.

He added: “Today I felt I couldn’t hide anymore. I started showing up and the anxiety I felt was unreal. Telling the world means I have to accept that we are having another baby and it fills me with all kinds of emotions.

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Laura Kenny has won gold in the women’s scratch event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

“Every day I fear that I will have to endure the pain of losing another baby. It makes you feel grateful for what you wanted so badly last year.

“But I know a lot of people like me see my post and wish I had a happy ending.

“But I also know that when I was in the hospital bed, I looked for people’s happy endings because that was the only thing that comforted me at the time. Maybe it just might. – Maybe I will have a happy ending.

Kenny won her most recent Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the summer of 2021, partnering Katie Archibald in the first Olympic Women’s Madison.

At those Games, Kenny won silver in the team event – an event in which teammate Elinor Barker competed in the first round without knowing she was pregnant.

Kenny has previously won gold in the all-around and team pursuit at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and is the only British woman to win gold in three consecutive games.

Her husband Jason won his seventh gold medal in Tokyo with a stunning victory in the keirin final. The following January, he announced his retirement from racing to become coach of the Great Britain men’s sprint team.

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