Amber Miller Finishes Chicago Marathon Then Gives Birth Within Hours
Growing up, Amber Miller’s parents obviously never had the talk with her about running a marathon pregnant. Everyone knows that you don’t try to run a 26-mile race when you have been pregnant for 39 weeks. I thought that was common knowledge, but Miller went for it anyway. In fact, she pulled it off.
According to Off the Bench via NBC Chicago, Miller asked her doctor if it would be safe for her to participate in the Chicago Marathon given that her new daughter could be arriving in the world at any given moment. Miller’s doctor granted permission, and she was somehow able to finish the race despite feeling contractions before it was over. In fact, she even finished ahead of her husband, John, whom she left behind at the one-mile mark.
Miller was taken to the hospital immediately after the race and she gave birth just a few hours later. Unfortunately, Tim Tebow was nowhere to be found to sign her baby bump.
I’m aware that Miller’s doctor gave her permission and I know nothing about pregnancy, but that doesn’t seem like it would be fun for the baby. Would you want someone to carry you around while they run all 26 miles of a marathon? It sounds a lot safer than fighting while pregnant, but doesn’t sound too exciting.