Alysia Montano is defying the odds and proving that you can be active while pregnant. The Olympian recently ran the 800 meter while eight months pregnant.


“Thank you everyone for your outpouring of support! My heart is happy and baby is jumping for joy that he/she beat mommy in the 800,” tweeted Montano after the race.

The Olympian also discussed the experience on her blog. “What an exhilarating week it has been,” said the star. “I’ve received so much positive feedback, so many touching stories, and such an out-pouring of loving messages from people all over the world! I can not express my gratitude to have been contacted and supported by so many awesome people!”

Of course, there were naysayers who criticized Alysia for undergoing such strenuous workouts while eight months pregnant, and the athlete was sure to address their concerns. “I did my homework. I consulted with my doctors, sought advice from many exercise professionals, and spoke to tons of women who have exercised during their pregnancies. The overall consensus from my medical/professional team was, ‘GO BABY GO!’ Or should I say, ‘GO MAMA GO,'” explained the athlete.

Montano is expecting her little one to arrive in coming weeks.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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