Alysia Montano, middle distance runner has mesmerised sports fans after she completed the USA Track and Field Championships on Thursday while five months pregnant. The 31-year-old athlete who is pregnant with her second child has been making headlines since finishing about 19 seconds behind the winner recording a time of 2 minutes, 21.40 seconds.
Call her super-woman or wonder woman if you like, but this is not the first time she has pulled this incredible fit. In 2014, Montano ran the same race while she was eight months pregnant. Probably as an appreciation to herself, she sported a Wonder Woman top and a flower in her hair. Montano assured worried people that she was well hydrated and felt absolutely fine. “Everyone is like, “Oh, you’re going to be faster than you were last time, because you’re less pregnant. I’m like, “I’m still pregnant,” she said.
Alysia Montano has represented the United States at numerous international championships including the 2012 Olympics, she won bronze at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the 800m race, she won the 800m title in a time of 1:58.33 at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, set an American Indoor Record of 1:23.59 and won the 2013 Milrose Games 600 meters, she won 2013 Penn Relays 4 x 800 meters and set American Outdoor Record in 8:04.31 and earned a silver medal at Athletics at the 2015 Pan American Games – Women’s 800 metres.
Even though she lost (came in last position) the 2014 games when she ran being eight months pregnant, Momtano returned after giving birth to her daughter; Linnea Dori Montaño on August 15, 2014, and won the 800 meters final of the US Trials and qualified to the World Athletics Championships 2015 in Beijing.
She says her philosophy in life is to be bold and courageous.
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