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Carolynn’s double joy as she has twin girls

Carolynn and her babies

Carolynn and her babies

The first woman to win a race in the Manx Grand Prix has given birth to twins.

Carolynn Sells was celebrating again on Wednesday when she had twins, Bobbi Lorraine and Layla Jane.

Bobbi Lorraine arrived at 3.13pm, weighing in at seven pounds and seven ounces, while Layla Jane was born just a minute later, weighing six pounds and five ounces.

Carolynn, 41, lives with her partner, fellow bike racer Roger Maher, 43, in Lower Foxdale and has one other daughter, Rhea, aged two.

She worked at Harrison’s shoe shop in Port Erin but will now be spending her time looking after the new arrivals.

Carolynn first took part in the Grand Prix in 2003 and often competed alongside brother Rob and father, Dave.

In September 2009 she made history by winning the four lap ultra-lightweight event by 62 seconds becoming the first woman to win a race on the Mountain Course.

 

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