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.
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