Kicker – Running while pregnant

MARY REICHARD, HOST: A man in California recently made a wager with his wife.

Mike Myler bet his bride Makenna $100 dollars that she couldn’t run a mile in less than 8 minutes. 

And he lost that bet. Big time. 

She ran it in 5 minutes and 25 seconds. 

Mike welcomed a breathless Makenna at the finish line.

MYLER: I owe you a hundred dollars. Good job!

Her 5-and-a-half-minute one-mile time was impressive. According to Runner’s World, the average female runner completes a mile in 10 minutes and 40 seconds. 

But her feat was impressive for another reason: 28-year-old Makenna was 9 months pregnant! 

She cleared it with her doctor before running. 

Mike later wrote, “Someone check the Guinness stats. My wife is an absolute champion!”

Makenna gave birth on Tuesday to a healthy baby girl!

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/Today) Makenna Myler

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