Pregnant and running


Many pregnant women do like to keep up with a gentle exercise routine while expecting, but it’s doubtful that many would fancy doing an 800m running race.

However, a five-time national champion did just that and ran it in just over two minutes – all while she was 34-weeks pregnant.

Alysia Montano, a former University of California star athlete, may have finished last in the race yesterday at the Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California, but she said she felt ‘really good.article-2671950-1F2BB55700000578-984_634x719 article-2671950-1F2E9A8A00000578-431_306x568 article-2671950-1F2E9A9A00000578-419_634x410 article-2671950-1F2E9A9600000578-76_634x410

The 28-year-old runner, who received a standing ovation after completing the race in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds, said: ‘I’ve been running throughout my pregnancy and I felt really, really good during the whole process.’

Her finishing time was 35 seconds slower than her personal best of 1:57.34, which she smashed back in 2010 in a race in Monaco.

Do you think this was safe? encouraging or just dangerous. I would like to see your comments,opinions and comments.


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