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Pregnant woman runs 800m race

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 - 01:04

Eight months pregnant track star Alysia Montano raced 800 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Heads turned in disbelief... a four-time defending champion showed up at the starting line 34 weeks pregnant. But despite the heavy burden, Alysia Montano powered on at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Sacramento. She ran her beloved 800 meter race, and showed her competitive spirit to the world. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PREGNANT ATHLETE ALYSIA MONTANO SAYING: "Of course, this is my first pregnancy and I had a lot of questions, with my doctor and my midwife and just how to go about it and my midwife and my doctors were so encouraging and I was like, this is something I can do. They were like, you are a professional runner and your threshold like your lactic levels are going to be completely different from anyone else's and that took away any fear of what the outside world might think about a woman running during pregnancy or exercise in general." Baby bump and all, Montano finished only 35 seconds behind her personal best from 2010. And in doing so, proved that women CAN juggle a career and family - faster than just baby steps.

Pregnant woman runs 800m race

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 - 01:04

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