Alysia Montano runs 800m in US Track and Field Championships at 34 weeks pregnant
Thirty-four weeks pregnant, or nearly eight months, Montano ran the 800 meters Thursday in the U.S. track and field championships. The five-time national champion finished in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds — nearly 35 seconds slower than her personal best of 1:57.34 in 2010 in Monaco. Montano said after the qualifying heat. ‘I’ve been running throughout my pregnancy and I felt really, really good during the whole process,’ Montano said. ‘I just didn’t want to get lapped and be the first person to get lapped in the 800.’
Montano, who won the 800 national titles the past four years, was never in trouble of being lapped. She took a nice relaxed pace from the start and maintained it throughout.
That was according to the plan Montano laid out after consulting with her physician. Not only did doctors give Montano the OK to run, they encouraged her. Watch Alysia here.