'It was the longest day of my life': Pregnant woman runs a marathon... and then gives birth
By Hannah Roberts
Last updated at 9:24 PM on 10th October 2011
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.
And just a few hours after completing the 26.2-mile race on Sunday the Chicago woman gave birth to her daughter, June Audra.
Heroic effort: Amber Miller gave birth hours after finishing the Chicago Marathon to baby June
The new mother told the Daily Herald: '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.
Long day: Miller completed the race in six hours 25 minutes , half running, half walking
Bundle of joy:Miller went into labour while still running the marathon
Work out: Amber Miller said she had continued running the whole way through her pregnancy
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