Woman Runs Chicago Marathon, Gives Birth

Amber Miller was 38 weeks, 5 days along
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2011 1:41 PM CDT
Runners participate in the Chicago Marathon in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – Imagine yourself almost 39 weeks pregnant. If you're picturing yourself on the couch watching Real Housewives with a carton of Ben & Jerry's ... well, you aren't Amber Miller. As the Daily Herald reports, Miller gave birth yesterday—after completing the Chicago Marathon. Miller had gotten the OK from her doctor to half walk/half run the race, and managed to do so in 6 hours, 25 minutes, with some "very interesting" reactions from the crowd along the way, reports WGN.

Her contractions began near the end of the 26.2-mile feat; after crossing the finish line, Miller refueled with a sandwich then set off for the hospital, wearing her race medal. She gave birth to June, her second child, that evening. (But for every joy, a tragedy.)

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