Being 5 Months Pregnant Didn’t Stop This Runner From Competing In The US Track Championships Being 5 Months Pregnant Didn’t Stop This Runner From Competing In The US Track Championships
For the second time, Olympian Alysia Montaño brought her pregnant belly with her to the U.S.A. Track & Field Outdoor Championships. Only this time, she’s baring it all.... Being 5 Months Pregnant Didn’t Stop This Runner From Competing In The US Track Championships

For the second time, Olympian Alysia Montaño brought her pregnant belly with her to the U.S.A. Track & Field Outdoor Championships. Only this time, she’s baring it all.

On Thursday, she participated in the USATF Outdoor Championships while being five months pregnant with a due date of November. In 2014, Montaño was eight months pregnant and wore a pink shirt overtop of her 8-month-old pregnant stomach.

 

In addition to exposing her bare belly this year, she also beat her previous record of 2:21.40 by 10 seconds.

 

In the Team USA newsletter, Montaño shared how she “represent[s] so many different people: women, black women, pregnant women. It’s my responsibility to make sure I’m a voice and an advocate for them.”

During the race, Montaño wore her signature flower in her hair, which she said serves as a representation of “strength with femininity.”

 

“I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong,” she said.

On her chest, the soon-to-be mother of a second child sported a “Wonder Woman” shirt while running 800 meters in 110-degree heat.

“I wanted Wonder Woman to represent me… when I found out (star Gal Gadot) filmed half the movie five months pregnant, I said, ‘I for sure am signing up for USA nationals,” she continued.

Montaño, who is a Queens native, is a seven-time USA Champ, two-time Bronze Medalist and two-time American Record holder. According to Sports Illustrated, she’ll soon receive two world championship medals and bronze medals for both races.

The 31-year-old professional athlete took to social media about her latest accomplishment, saying, “I have some pretty awesome maternity photos from both pregnancies.”

In addition to beating her personal record, Montaño also managed to inspire people nationwide as one Instagram user wrote, “our daughters are so fortunate to have such a woman to look towards. Thank you for all you put forth into the universe.”

As she writes on her personal website, “my life philosophy has been to be bold and courageous,” there’s no doubt that she continues to prove that to be true. 

Great read on the many #TeamUSA athlete mamas who have exercised in their pregnancy, some even “competed” during and returned to competition post-partum. ⭐️shocked to find out that only 20 percent of women in a recent study exercise in their pregnancy even after being encouraged noting it helps prevent a whole host of issues that can arise in pregnancy like gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. ⭐️I’m sorry for those women who are made to feel disempowered by others putting them down about physical activity in their pregnancy, thus making them fearful and shy away from healthy activity. ⭐️Only fact check I’d say is the at the end the article said “she will not compete” referring to me and my second pregnancy… I never said that 😜. • Also missing Team USA athlete @stephrothstein who ran through her two pregnancies that were 6months apart, returned to competition to make Team USA in XC and qualify for the Olympic trials. 🔗Check the link in my bio to read more. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ #run #runner #running #fit #runtoinspire #fitmomsofig #furtherfasterstronger #seenonmyrun #trailrunning #trailrunner #runchat #runhappy #instagood #time2run #fanvee #instafit #happyrunner #runners #photooftheday #trailrun #fitness #workout #cardio #training #instarunner #instarun #workouttime #fitmom @fitpregnancy @healthy.pregnancy @pregnancyworkout

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  • Victoria holland

    2017-06-24 #1 Author

    That amazing that she didn’t give up even when she was pregnant

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  • Jasmine

    2017-06-24 #2 Author

    She was very determined to achieve the goal she had set for her self! She didn’t let anything get in her way, even the negative comments or people!

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  • Shalonda

    2017-06-24 #3 Author

    Wow she’s one dedicated mother!

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  • Tichina

    2017-06-24 #4 Author

    Wowwww… amazing

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  • Amor Taylor

    2017-06-24 #5 Author

    This is so inspiring! She is truly amazing! 😍💯

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  • Lyn

    2017-06-24 #6 Author

    This is amazing

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  • Tahara

    2017-06-24 #7 Author

    Wow, this is incredible. Crazy to think that she could do that at 5 months!!

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  • Kasundra

    2017-06-24 #8 Author

    This is crazy because when I was pregnant I could barely move lol

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  • Jasmine

    2017-06-24 #9 Author

    Woman can do it all!!! Amazing!

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  • Tybrecia Lewis

    2017-06-24 #10 Author

    Never lack on achieving goals because you are now with child , always push forward .

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  • Ann-marie Edwards

    2017-06-24 #11 Author

    Wow if she can do it any 1 can an it’s an encouragement to others . Mummy always say being active helped u with a healthy pregnancy no compilation.

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  • Shardinae cheevis

    2017-06-24 #12 Author

    I’m surprised she didn’t state she got a lot of criticism for being TO active while pregnant! But that shows you that it’s perfectly fine to get a little active while going through pregnancy ❤️

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  • Monet

    2017-06-24 #13 Author

    This is really amazing I would of never thought someone could do such an awesome task while pregnant! You go girl !

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  • Jasmine Mitchell

    2017-06-24 #14 Author

    This is so inspiring, so love it ❤️😩😍

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  • Nadia Richard

    2017-06-25 #15 Author

    Awwwww this is so wonderful she is an inspiration indid cause most women now adays feels that cause a child is involved they can’t achieve their dreams or they lost the desire or the passion for their career but with what she has done it has showed that with or without a baby if u set ur goals and accompany it with determination and hard work we too can make it

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  • Kay Williams

    2017-06-25 #16 Author

    Which This shows That You Can still work Pregnant an do anything

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  • Yolanda Weeks

    2017-06-25 #17 Author

    WOW 😍 ‘ Never Give up on Your dream I love this ☺

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