34 Weeks Pregnant Alysia Montano Runs 800m
Alysia Montano was brave enough to take on the tracks on Thursday in the US Track and Field Championships despite being 34 weeks pregnant.
Alysia who is a five-time national champion, is scheduled to give birth to her first child in just seven weeks, and finished 2 min 32.13 secs.
Although, the 28-year-old finished last in her heat, it didn’t matter as the crowd only had eyes on her, not the winner. She had a standing ovation from everyone.
“I’ve been running throughout my pregnancy and I felt really, really good during the whole process. I just didn’t want to get lapped and be the first person to get lapped in the 800.” she said to reporters.