Paralympian Kurt Fearnley, and his wife Sheridan, welcomed their first child in March and named their son Harry. Harry is Kurt’s middle name. Kurt is a wheelchair racer who took up the sport as a teenager; he has won three gold medals, six silver medals, and two bronze medals at Paralympic Games, as well as gold and silver at Commonwealth Games (including this year). He has won the New York City marathon five times (most recently this month), and the Chicago marathon three times. He climbed the Sydney Centrepoint Tower and crawled the Kokoda Trail in 2009, and competed in the Sydney to Harbour Yacht Race in 2011. An advocate for people with disabilities, he was awarded the Order of Australia in 2004.
NRL player Jack Wighton, and his partner Monisha, welcomed their their first child yesterday, November 9, and have named their daughter Aaliyah. Jack has played for the Canberra Raiders since 2012, and also been selected for the Indigenous All Stars and Country Origin.
AFL player Lachie Hansen, and his partner Prue, welcomed their son Ryder last year. Lachie has played for North Melbourne since 2007.
(Photo shows Kurt after winning the New York City marathon, with Sheridan and Harry)
Aaliyah seems a popular choice for football players. Is it pronounced ah-lye-ah?
I’ve only heard it pronounced AH-lee-uh.
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