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Friday, June 27, 2014

ALYSIA MONTANO, US OLYMPIAN RUNS 800M RACE WHILE 34 WEEKS PREGNANT

ALYSIA MONTANO, US OLYMPIAN RUNS 800M RACE WHILE 34 WEEKS PREGNANTALYSIA MONTANO, US OLYMPIAN RUNS 800M RACE WHILE 34 WEEKS PREGNANT

28-year-old Olympian, Alysia Montano received a standing ovation after completing an 800m running race at the Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California on Thursday, June 26.

Alysia, a five-time U.S. national champion who was 34-weeks pregnant completed the race in 2 minutes, 32.13 secons.  She said: I've been running throughout my pregnancy and I felt really, really good during the process.


Her finishing time was 35 seconds slower than her personal best of 1:57.34, which she smashed back in 2010 in a race in Monaco, but is still a time many recreational runners wouldn't be able to achieve.

Doctors gave Montano the OK to take part in the race and she hopes it dispels misconceptions over exercise and pregnancy.

 She has grown up training and competing so didn't want to stop while pregnant- and her doctors said there was no reason why she couldn't carry onALYSIA MONTANO, US OLYMPIAN RUNS 800M RACE WHILE 34 WEEKS PREGNANT
Fitness advocate: Montano would one day like to open a fitness centre for familiesDoctor's orders: Her doctors encouraged her to participate, which, she says, took away any fear of what the outside world might think about a woman running during her pregnancyDaily Mail

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