Alysia Montano: Labor Is Much Harder Than Running 800 Meters

Alysia Montano: Labor Is Much Harder Than Running 800 Meters

Posted: Updated:

Even if you aren't into Track and Field, chances are you've seen Alysia Montaño. She's the 8 and a half month pregnant runner who competed last week. She talked to Steve and Araksya about getting the itch to compete at the US Track and Field Championships.

"I wanted to run the USA Nationals...I wasn't sure how I was gonna feel around this time...but as my pregnancy progressed and it felt so good just continuing what I was doing...the fire and the desire to compete just started getting hotter and hotter as my due date was getting closer."

After checking with her doctor and talking to her husband, Montaño prepared but kept it quiet.

"I said I want to do it, I want to run in the USA Nationals. I don't wanna tell anybody I don't want to be discouraged from doing something, I just want people to see what it looks like."

Montaño says now she wants to get the word out that as long as women talk to their docs, running or other types of sports are okay...with certain conditions of course.

"I really want to write about this or explain to people that this is something really good, something women need to be doing in their pregnancy, it would save us from so many different health issues that come on during pregnancy."



Fun facts About Alysia Montano (Source: Wikipedia)

Alysia is an American middle distance runner. She is a five-time USA Outdoor champion 2007 (1:59.47), 2010 (1:59.87), 2011 1:58.33); 2012 (1:59.08); 2013 (1:58.67). She has represented the United States at numerous international championships including the 2012 Olympics. She distinguishes herself by wearing a flower in her hair while running, a personal affectation she adopted to assert her femininity while training with men.   

Check out the official website for Alysia Montano.

Follow Alysia Montano on Twitter: @AlysiaMontano

  • Experts and Other GuestsExperts and Other GuestsMore>>

  • Michael Costello & Rachel Zalis: Emmy Fashions

    Michael Costello & Rachel Zalis: Emmy Fashions

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:37:50 GMT
    Before the Emmy awards are even given out, it's all about the fashion. Here to dish and dissect the looks, Fashioner designer Michael Costello and style expert Rachel Zalis, contributing editor for Women's Health magazine, stopped by to discuss...
    Before the Emmy awards are even given out, it's all about the fashion. Here to dish and dissect the looks, Fashioner designer Michael Costello and style expert Rachel Zalis, contributing editor for Women's Health magazine, stopped by to discuss...
  • Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia: Kids and Cell Phone Dangers

    Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia: Kids and Cell Phone Dangers

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:50:02 GMT

    There's a lot of talk about kids and cell phones, particularly the potential harm from microwave radiation. Doctor Sonu Ahluwalia is here with some of the medical topics making the news.

    There's a lot of talk about kids and cell phones, particularly the potential harm from microwave radiation. Doctor Sonu Ahluwalia is here with some of the medical topics making the news.


  • Movie Critic Matt Atchity: We Are Not Stuck With The Wide Releases

    Movie Critic Matt Atchity: We Are Not Stuck With The Wide Releases

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:57:16 GMT
    Matt Atchity is the editor in chief for the pop-culture website "Rotten Tomatoes." He also hosts a new show on Sirius XM called "Rotten Tomatoes Radio." The weekly one hour call in show airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
    Matt Atchity is the editor in chief for the pop-culture website "Rotten Tomatoes." He also hosts a new show on Sirius XM called "Rotten Tomatoes Radio." The weekly one hour call in show airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Share ThisMore>>

  • National Dog Day: Send Us Your Pup Pics

    National Dog Day: Send Us Your Pup Pics

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:17:59 GMT
    The purpose of the holiday is to show appreciation for the millions of the dogs in the US that keep us safe and bring us comfort and companionship.
    The purpose of the holiday is to show appreciation for the millions of the dogs in the US that keep us safe and bring us comfort and companionship.
  • myFOX Tech

    Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3- The Future of Laptops, NOW!

    Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3- The Future of Laptops, NOW!

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:14:57 GMT
    It's no secret that Microsoft has struggled in the hardware department so I can't say whether the Surface Pro 3 will be the hero Microsoft needs but I can say it is the modern computing experience users deserve. I love it and think you should too! Read on to find out why.
    It's no secret that Microsoft has struggled in the hardware department so I can't say whether the Surface Pro 3 will be the hero Microsoft needs but I can say it is the modern computing experience users deserve. I love it and think you should too! Read on to find out why.
  • World's Scariest Selfie: Would You Dare?

    World's Scariest Selfie: Would You Dare?

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:13:48 GMT
    Rooftopping photographer and Ravens fan Daniel Lau (note the hat), took a selfie from the top of a ridiculously high skyscraper in Hong Kong.
    Rooftopping photographer and Ravens fan Daniel Lau (note the hat), took a selfie from the top of a ridiculously high skyscraper in Hong Kong.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices