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Woman Gives Birth After Running Chicago Marathon

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 10, 2011 6:40PM

2011_10_10_baby-running_shoe.jpg A Westchester woman may have set a new bar for overachievement (or monomania) by giving birth to a child after completing yesterday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Amber Miller was 39 weeks pregnant, received clearance from her doctor to run and no objections from race officials. She alternated running and walking, with her husband at her side, when contractions started just before she crossed the finish line. Miller then grabbed a bite to eat and went to Central DuPage Hospital and brought seven pound, 13-ounce June Audra Miller into the world at 10:29 p.m.

Miller, a regular marathon competitor, said of her decision, “I know what I can handle. This is something I’ve been doing for a long time.” It was her second marathon she ran while pregnant and she said she received "very interesting" comments and crowd reactions as she ran the route.

No shit. Just a guess a fair amount of those reactions and comments were of the "WTF?" variety. Anyway, congratulations to the Amber and her husband. Here's a nice selection of running shoes for infants and toddlers, since we expect the baby to follow her mother's example and be running short distance races within four months.