This Runner Trained Through Her Pregnancy Hoping To Qualify For The 2016 Olympics
One week after giving birth she was back to working out.
In 2015, runner Sarah Brown was on track for a great season and possibly a spot in the 2016 Olympics.
Brown, 30, is a top American competitor in the 1,500-meter race. In May, she ran her fastest 1,500 and a lifetime best in the 800, The Cut reported.
A season of training for Rio was in her sights. Then she discovered she was pregnant.
She explained on her blog in September that the pregnancy was a surprise.
Brown had been using a copper IUD, which is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. She said that despite having felt like she had a specific and solid plan for the year to come, “life has bigger challenges and blessings in store for us…”
She continued, “And as for the Olympic trials? You better believe I will still be training.”
The five-part ESPNW docuseries Run Mama Run also followed Brown through her third trimester of pregnancy.
Her daughter, Abigail Ann, was born in March, smack in the middle of Brown’s training, the Today show reported.