5. Marathon Labor

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

Dec 27, 2011
Outside Magazine

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.

Read more at The Chicago Sun Times

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