A 36-year-old woman from Britain has given a new meaning to the phrase "multitasking mom".
Sophie Power, a marathon runner, surprised people when she stopped to breastfeed her 3-month-old baby during a 170km mountain race. Sophie, a mother of two children, took 43 hours to complete the gruelling race, and sent out a strong message to all mothers out there.
Sophie was pictured by a photographer, feeding her infant son in one hand and a breast pump in the other. The picture has struck the right chord with people on the internet, who have hailed her as an inspiration to all mothers.
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A truly incredible image that tells a better story than we ever could - a story of motherhood, endurance and the strength of the human body. Captured by our photographer, @alexis_berg, during the 105 mile @utmbmontblanc race, British ultra runner Sophie Power breastfeeds her 3 month old baby, Cormac. @ultra_sophie we applaud you. We applaud your endurance, your courage and your defiance of those who told you you couldn’t. You’re a true inspiration. #utmb
“Oh my God, I was in agony! Cormac usually feeds every 3 hours and it took me 16 to get to Courmayeur where he could first meet me so I was hand expressing everywhere I could en route,” Power was quoted. “I was so relieved he was hungry!” she added
Sophie's story has gone viral, with hundreds praising her spirit. Here are some reaction
I think you're incredible. I ran ultras when mine were babes and that was tough.. but breastfeeding at the UTMB is another level. You are one tough cookie and a fantastic role model. Huge huge respect. :)— Kelly Pepper (@kellylouise007) September 8, 2018
What a superb role model! Love this shot!— Bearhug Sports (@BearhugSports) September 8, 2018
Absolutely incredible achievement, you should be v proud. As a fellow breastfeeding running mummy I understand just how hard it is. Serious dedication. Simply wow. 👏— Lilla Somogyi (@Lilla100) September 9, 2018