Originally written on The Garbage Time  |  Last updated 3/31/15
This is one of the best sports stories you’ll hear today. Alysia Montano was born to run, now the 28-year-old athlete has run before giving birth. Montano is 34 weeks pregnant, but didn’t want that to stop her competing in the 800 meters while at the U.S. Track and Field Championships. The former University of California star discussed the risks with her doctors, ultimately deciding to race when they encouraged her to do it. “That took away any fear of what the outside world might think about a woman running during her pregnancy,” Montano said. “What I found out mostly was that exercising during pregnancy is actually much better for the mom and the baby. … I did all the things I normally do … I just happened to be pregnant. This is my normal this year.” Her goal was decidedly less lofty than setting a personal best or a record: Montano just didn’t want to be lapped. While she finished some 35 seconds slower than her record she managed to hold off the pack from passing her. Not a bad way to prepared for the imminent birth of your first child. Here’s a video of Montano shortly after the race.   [SB Nation] The post Woman Races in U.S. Track Championships While Pregnant appeared first on The Sideline.
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