PROVING, PERHAPS, JUST how rare it is for good sense and athletic ability to co-exist in one person, a woman gave birth yesterday hours after completing the Chicago Marathon.
Amber Miller, who decided to run the race 38 weeks into her pregnancy, began to feel contractions during the race’s final stages. Sensing her day’s ordeal wasn’t yet at an end, the athlete, still wearing her competitors medal, ate and proceeded directly to hospital.
June Miller, weighing in at 7lbs 13oz., was safely delivered at 10.29pm.
The proud mother, speaking to WGN News, explained that she’d received permission from her doctor to run the first half of the marathon and walk to the finish.
Sounding surprised, Miller also noted that “everybody just kind of stared” as she ran by, with the occasional onlooker passing comment.