A Good Idea or just Very Silly?
Pre-existing medical conditions?
"39 weeks gone and it could blow any minute"
no win situation really
some women have asy pregnancies and some not
some are never the same after and some dont survive
dont be sorry for your rant
your are spot on mate
I would have thought it wasn't worth the risk. Couldn't "proper running" lead to the baby being shaken? And if said nipper came out tout suite by the side of the road that wouldn't have been that great either.
A healthy baby is more important than a 6 hr 25 marathon - it seems obvious to me but some people don't seem to understand the concept of erring on the side of caution.
Sky News reports:
' Before the world-famous marathon, doctors had given her the all-clear to run half the race.
'Her time was six hours, 25 minutes and 50 seconds, which is much slower than her usual marathon time.
But she was happy with the experience and still managed to beat her husband Joe by 19 minutes.
Some people think that runners are nuts
I expect her next challenge will be an ultra, if that wasn't 'ultra' enough!
I just tried to find her splits but the results aren't showing.
Why take the gamble that something could have gone wrong? Med staff were there to help people with blisters, strains etc not give birth. If the lady had needed to get to hospital in an ambulance, I bet the surrounding roads would have been very congested. And of course, they'd also had to have tried to find her husband in the race. The husband and wife didn't even stay together FFS.
Not that I agree with what she did but just to offer an alternative view:
Labouring women throughout history pretty much worked until the day baby was due - they couldn't afford not to. Physical exertion immediately prior to (and not that long after) the birth would not have been looked on as anything unusual in the past.
That's a good point Screamapillar - I think that's one thing that we forget; previously things were a lot different.
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |