Alysia Montano is the defending national champion in the 800-meter women’s race. Unfortunately, the speedster came in last at the 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday. Although, she did have a pretty decent excuse.
Montano ran the 800-meter race on Thursday while eight months pregnant. With that in mind, you should probably be relieved to hear that she only finished with a time of 2:32.13. You can watch a video of the race here.
“I’ve been running throughout my entire pregnancy and I felt really, really good throughout the whole process,” Montano told reporters after the race. “I was like, ‘I think I can run a pretty decent time.’ I didn’t have a time on it, I just knew I didn’t want to get lapped.”
The five-time USA Outdoor champion said she consulted her doctor and was assured that running is perfectly safe for both her and the child.
“I found out that exercising or maintaining (your usual routine) during pregnancy is actually much better for the mom and for the baby,” Montano explained.
Well, alright then…