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Athlete Competes In Triathlon Two Weeks Before Giving Birth

06/08/2015 12:25 EDT | Updated 06/08/2015 12:59 EDT

Working out while pregnant is often controversial. While some argue that there are many benefits, such as warding off weight gain and boosting your baby’s brain functioning, others say it can be dangerous.

So why would athlete Brandi Dion compete in a triathlon two weeks before giving birth? Watch the video above to hear her reasoning and how she tackled the competition.

Want to learn more about exercising while pregnant? Click here to watch experts discuss the dos and don’ts of working out when you’re expecting.

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