Five Months Pregnant Athlete Runs 800m Race

American runner Alysia Montano stole the
headlines on Thursday at the USA Track and Field
Championships despite not winning the race.
The 31-year-old athlete remarkably ran the two
laps while five months pregnant with her second
child, much to the delight of the crowd.
She finished more than 19 seconds behind the
winner on Thursday in extreme heat, recording a
time of 2 minutes, 21.40 seconds.

Montano, whose child is due in November,
seemed to cherish the occasion as she was
pictured finishing the race at the Hornet Stadium
with a huge grin on her face while wearing a
Wonder Woman top and a trademark flower in her

However, this isn’t the first time she has done
the extraordinary and competed while carrying a

Back in 2014, Montano ran in exactly the same
race at the same championships while she was
34 weeks pregnant (eight months), finishing
nearly 11 seconds slower. 

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