#BlackGirlMagic: This Olympic Runner Just Completed Her Second Race While Pregnant

Alysia Montano, 31, is a distance runner and six-time USA Outdoor champion. Wearing a black Wonder Woman top and two flowers in her hair, Alysia ran 800 meters while 5-months pregnant in 100+ degrees heat at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento California.
“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 told TeamUSA.org

Alysia finished last in her heat and unfortunately won’​t qualify for the World Championships this summer but she did beat her time when she ran in 2014. She is a perfect example of how its possible for some women to be extremely physically active, carry a child, and give birth to a healthy baby. However, consulting your doctor is always best.

“It’s still a conversation that needs to be had. I represent 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.”
This will be Alysia’s second child with husband Louis Montano. The couple has a daughter named Linnea together who not surprising, Alysia ran with while she was in her stomach. Yes, you read that right. This isn’t her first time running while pregnant. In 2014 Alysia was 8 months pregnant when she competed.
I am in awe of her. Being pregnant didn’t stop her not once but twice from competing. I am proud to add her to our growing list of #BlackGirlMagic

Here is Alysia’s inspiring post race interview

You go girl!!

I’m 30 something reside in Massachusetts and enjoy pop culture.

1 Comment
  1. She’s a bad girl, nothing but love!if she can do it ,so can many more, beautiful women’s, blessing!

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