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Marathoner Finishes Race, Gives Birth

Amber Miller ran/walked a marathon Sunday and then gave birth to a baby. Slacker. Nearly 39 weeks pregnant with her second child, she was cleared to participate in the Chicago Marathon — and darned if she didn’t finish the race, even though she started having contractions near the finish line. “I got the okay from my doctor to run half [and walk half], and my husband ran with me and supported me along the way,” Miller, 27, told WGN from her bed at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill., where she was resting (the nerve) after the arrival of baby June. “I ran half and walked half. That’s how I finished. “Everybody just kind of stared as I’m running by”/Cindy Boren, Washington Post. More here. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Black)

Question: My wife played softball in Kalispell, Mont., when she was eight months pregnant with Junior, some 22 years ago. Anyone (besides marathoner Amber Miller) top that?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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