Sarah Bivens was running for two Monday at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. At 31 weeks pregnant, the Marietta native crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 34 minutes.
“It is such an amazing event that I couldn’t miss it even seven months pregnant,” Bivens said. “The way I see it, I am setting an example for my daughter, my baby.”
Monday’s race marked the fourth time Bivens made the 6.2-mile trek. Despite being pregnant, Bivens ran the entire race. She decided to run because it was a tradition that was started four years ago.
“It was something that we were going to do, and I was going to be patient and peaceful with it,” she said. “If it means I had to walk, I would’ve walked part of it. But it didn’t turn out like that and I ran the whole thing.”
Bivens was able to make it in hot conditions. The Peachtree Road Race reached a high alert status as the temperatures were creeping up towards 90 degrees. However, she said that the course was able to give her some shade that she needed to complete the race.
“It was a little hot, but it was really nice — grace periods with shade and breeze,” she said. “It’s Georgia, and it’s hot.”
Bivens has said that she wants to come back to the Peachtree Road Race. It is something she already looks forward to for next year.