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Four months after giving birth, Sarah Brown lines up at Olympic Trials

July 06, 2016

Featured in a new ESPN film series, her first round heat of the women’s 1500 meters on Thursday, July 7 in TrackTown USA

By Alison Wade, Runner's World

If professional runner Sarah Brown, 29, and her husband and coach, Darren Brown, had written out a plan a year ago to maximize her chances of making the Olympic team, that plan wouldn’t have included “have a baby.” But Brown will line up for the first round of the 1500 meters on the evening of July 7 at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Ore. as a new mom who has overcome considerable odds to get there.

And she’ll be the only woman in the field to breastfeed or pump before the race starts.

On Tuesday, espnW began rolling out a five-part series, Run Mama Run, about the professional runner’s journey to the trials. The first four short films will be posted on espnW’s website July 5–8, with the fifth and final film coming at a later to-be-determined date. The series can be viewed here.

When her track season quickly went from great to poor last summer, Brown learned that she was pregnant, with a due date of March 21. Her copper IUD was supposed to be more than 99 percent effective, but Brown was part of the less than one percent.

Continue reading at: www.runnersworld.com

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