Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pregnant Woman Runs at Chicago Marathon

At 39 weeks pregnant most women would only be thinking of racing to hospital. But not Amber Miller, who - while expecting her second child any day - set off to run the Chicago Marathon. As she neared the final stages of the race, contractions kicked in. But the extraordinary mother-of-one from Illinois continued the race regardless, half running, half walking. The determined athlete managed to cross the finish line in 6 hours and 25 minutes.


Heroic effort: Amber Miller gave birth hours after finishing the Chicago Marathon to baby June
And just a few hours after completing the 26.2-mile race on Sunday the Chicago woman gave birth to her daughter, June Audra.

The new mother told  'It was the longest day of my life.'


Incredibly the Chicago race was not even baby June's first marathon - Miller ran the Wisconsin Marathon earlier this year, four moths pregnant. She also ran another marathon when she was about four months pregnant with her son, Caleb, 19 months. Despite the extra weight, the veteran runner's time was just three hours off her personal best.