5. Marathon Labor

A pregnant woman finished the Chicago Marathon in labor. Hours after finishing, she gave birth.

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Amber Miller made headlines when she ran the Chicago Marathon at 39 weeks pregnant, then gave birth seven hours after crossing the finish line.

The 27-year old from Westchester, Ill., got the OK from her doctor to compete in the race, so she did exactly that, finishing in 6:25:50 with regular walk breaks. It’s not uncommon for experienced marathoners to run with a baby on board, but doctors say the key there is experience. Miller is an eight-time marathoner and had already run the Wisconsin Marathon when was 17 weeks pregnant, finishing in 4:23:07.

Post race, Miller’s only complaint was about blisters. She delivered a healthy baby girl with no complications that evening.

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