Local running legend wins Indy 500 Mini Marathon while 23 weeks pregnant

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mishawaka High School and University of Notre Dame graduate Anna Rohrer Heiny finished the 13.1 miles OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in just 1:15:16, good for first place in her 25-29 age group and second among all of the 8,048 the female runners. 

"I'm actually 23 weeks pregnant," Rohrer told Indianapolis' WTHR. "It's just such a gift to be able to use your body in this way. And to me, I run because I realize the gift it is. And I love the feeling of being able to work as hard as you can."

Rohrer Heiny finished less than three minutes behind the female winner, Liz Frazier, and roughly 10 minutes behind the overall men's winner, Jake Bertelsen.

She dominated the female race last year, taking first place overall in the female division with a time of 1:11:31.

She graduated from Mishawaka High School in 2015, ran for the University of Notre Dame for five years, and is currently a professional runner for the Boston Athletic Association.

She now offers training and support for those who want to get into running. 

"During high school I was a 2x Footlocker National Champion, 2x New Balance National Champion, and 6x State Champion in track and cross country combined," her website states. 

She was also an 8x All-American for Notre Dame and holds the school record for the 10K.

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