Alysia Montano Runs U.S. Championships 8 Months Pregnant – WATCH VIDEO!
Olympian Alysia Montano ran the U.S. track and field championships on Thursday while eight months pregnant.
Montano, whose baby is due in six weeks, finished the 800m race in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds.
“I’ve been running throughout my pregnancy and I felt really, really good during the whole process,” the mom-to-be said after the qualifying heat at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
Despite finishing the race last, the five-time national champion was given a standing ovation.
“I just didn’t want to get lapped and be the first person to get lapped in the 800,” said Montano.
The runner said she had consulted with her doctor, who encouraged her to compete while 34 weeks pregnant.
“That took away any fear of what the outside world might think about a woman running during her pregnancy,” she said. “What I found out mostly was that exercising during pregnancy is actually much better for the mom and the baby… I did all the things I normally do… I just happened to be pregnant. This is my normal this year.”
Check out the video below, and tell us what you think of Montano’s run!