34-Week Pregnant Woman Competes In U.S. Track And Field Championships

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Alysia Montano is an inspiration to pregnant women. On Thursday, the five-time U.S. outdoor champion ran the 800 meters in the U.S. track and field championships all while sporting a large baby bump.

Alysia Montano is an inspiration to pregnant women. On Thursday, the five-time U.S. outdoor champion ran the 800 meters in the U.S. track and field championships all while sporting a large baby bump.

Montano is eight months or 34 weeks pregnant. Throughout the race, she kept a steady and relaxed pace.

She clocked a little over 2 minutes and 30 seconds in the event which put her in last place in the eight-woman preliminary heat. She came in about 24 seconds behind her nearest competitor.

This year’s time is roughly 35 seconds slower that her best at just over 1 minute 57 seconds which she set in Monaco in 2010. The fact that she trailed behind at the recent event at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento didn’t matter the least bit to fans.

The cheers remained steady throughout her run and greatly increased when she crossed the finish line.

After the race Montano commented “I’ve been running through my entire pregnancy, and I felt really, really good during the whole process…. I wanted to be here, and I’m feeling that fire and that desire to be on the track and to race. What a better avenue than to do it at USA Nationals.”

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