Mom of newborn qualifies for U.S. Olympic trials in stunning 32-minute 10k: ‘Why am I bawling right now?’

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Runner Makenna Myler qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials a mere seven months after giving birth to her daughter — and the footage is bringing TikTokers to tears!

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Makenna completed the women’s 10-kilometer race at the Portland Track Festival last week. She finished the race in 32:03 minutes, surpassing the required 32:25 minute minimum to qualify. 

The Portland event was the participants’ last chance to make it into the U.S. Olympic trials, which will be held from June 18 to June 27. 

Footage of Makenna’s incredible run was captured by her husband Mike Myler on TikTok. Makenna ran as Mike cheered her on with their daughter Kenny Lou. When the mother crossed the finish line, Mike got emotional.

“You have no idea what your mom can do,” he said to their newborn daughter, tucked in a baby carrier. 

“We’re going?!” Makenna said as she embraced her daughter in her arms. 

She wasn’t the only mom who qualified, another runner had given birth just 10 months earlier and qualified. 

‘Why am I bawling right now?’

It was only a matter of time before the emotional video went viral, earning over 2 million views on TikTok. 

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“Why am I bawling right now?” one person commented.

“What a role model for that child. Congratulations,” another said

“I love the message that you can still achieve your dreams and have kids,” someone wrote

This isn’t the first time Makenna has become an internet sensation. Last year, her husband challenged her to run an eight-minute mile while nine months pregnant — she did it in five minutes and 25 seconds. 

Makenna gave birth seven days after winning the bet. 

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