Woman Finishes Marathon, Gives Birth

Contractions began in final miles

Oct 11, 2011
Outside Magazine

An Illinois woman finished Sunday's Chicago Marathon, ate lunch with her husband, then drove to the hospital where she gave birth to a daughter, June. Amber Miller, 27, had trained through her pregnancy and decided to run even though she was 39-weeks pregnant. She chose a combination of running and walking on the advice of her doctor and finished in 6:25. Miller said she felt mild contractions mid race but doesn't think her labor actually began until Sunday afternoon. Moderate running during pregnancy is generally considered safe.

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