Amber Miller may have not finished in the top three at the 2011 Chicago Marathon but she stole the headlines for giving birth straight after she crossed the finish line.
Miller was 38 weeks and five days pregnant before she started to feel contractions as she finished Bank of America's Chicago Marathon six hours and 25 minutes after starting.
Her doctor had given her permission to run half of the 26.2 mile race, but Miller decided to walk the second half of the race accompanied by the husband. She told WGN-TV in Chicago that she has run every day in the lead up to the race and was therefore used to the pace.
Everyone just kind of stared at me when I was running past, she said. Her daughter June was born healthy at 10.29 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces. It was Miller's second child.
Russian, Liliya Schobukhova, made history on Sunday as she won the marathon for the third time topping her best personal time with 2:28:20. Her time was the fastest for any other female marathon runner this year, and she broke the record for being the first male or female runner to take first place in the Chicago marathon three times In a row.
I am so happy with my time and my result, said Shobukhova through a translator. I am overwhelmed right now. I am shocked. For all the work I've done, I'm finally getting appreciation, the Daily Herald Reported.
Shobukhova earned $140,000 for the win -- $100,000 for finishing first and a $40,000 time bonus for finishing under 2:20.
Ejegayehu Dibaba of Ethiopia (2:22:09) finished in second place and Kayoko Fukushi of Japan (2:24:38) finished in third place.
Meanwhile, the heat slowed many runners down during the race on Sunday, and one died as he neared the finish line.