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07/25/2012 04:52 pm ET | Updated Jul 27, 2012

Mickey Kelly, Modern Pentathlon Alternate, On Being An Olympic Mom [VIDEO]

By Danielle Elliot

The newest mom among the group, Mickey Kelly welcomed her first child, Lily, in November 2011. She was back to work six weeks later, training for the five disciplines that comprise modern pentathlon. While her teammates take a break between five daily practices, Kelly heads home to breastfeed Lily. A U.S. Army Captain and member of the Army’s World-Class Athlete Program, Kelly has twice qualified for the Olympics -- and twice been named as the alternate because the U.S. pentathlon team is only permitted to send two athletes.

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