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This Runner Trained Through Her Pregnancy Hoping To Qualify For The 2016 Olympics

One week after giving birth she was back to working out.

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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.
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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..."
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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."

And she did. Brown chronicled her training on her blog and Instagram. The five-part ESPNW docuseries Run Mama Run also followed Brown through her third trimester of pregnancy.
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And she did. Brown chronicled her training on her blog and Instagram.

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.

One week later she was back to training, she told People.

And it was her only break from training throughout her pregnancy, she told the Today show.
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And it was her only break from training throughout her pregnancy, she told the Today show.

Her first race since finding out she was pregnant will be the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon, on July 7, according to People.

She hopse to run fast enough to secure a spot in Rio — pretty high stakes for her first post-pregnancy competition. The personal record she set in May 2015 (4:03.20) is reportedly the third-fastest time in her field.You can look for her results here.
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She hopse to run fast enough to secure a spot in Rio — pretty high stakes for her first post-pregnancy competition. The personal record she set in May 2015 (4:03.20) is reportedly the third-fastest time in her field.

You can look for her results here.