For many, Alysia Montaño is one of the most inspirational athletes on the track this summer.
For the second time in her life, Montaño is racing at the U.S. national championships while pregnant. The Olympian is currently expecting her second child.
She confirmed with FloTrack that though she’s got a bun in the oven, she’s all set to run the 800m during the USATF Outdoor Championships which begin on Thursday.
If you’re thinking you’ve got a case of déjà vu, you don’t. Three years ago, the 800m star did the exact same thing while she was eight months pregnant with her first child, Linnea. She showed up to the start line not even sure if she would finish but she wound up running 2:32.13 to drive the crowd wild.
Montaño is a presence in the running scene in that she is outspoken about the Russian doping scandal that was exposed and confirmed in 2015. She also warmed a lot of our hearts when she announced her pregnancy on TWitter in April. She represented the U.S. at the 2012 Olympic, won silver at the 2015 Pan Am Games and has won gold at six time champion at the U.S. championships.
Her due date for her second baby is in November. The championship race is slotted for in Sacramento which is the same place where she ran while pregnant with her daughter.
— Alysia Montaño (@AlysiaMontano) June 18, 2017