Usain Bolt, Tyson Gray, Asafa Powell, Maurice Greene what these names have in common? Yes! You guessed it right; they are the world’s fastest sprinters who had broken the world record. But there’s a name that many of you might don’t know, Alysia Montaño. A woman athlete who ran 800m, a short distance and what’s special about that, you ask? Well, what if we tell you that she achieved this foot while she was five months pregnant with her second born child. Mind blown? Well, it should be.
The seven times U.S Champion enjoyed the camera attention when pictures of her running the race circulated this weekend.
It’s not the first time she showed as how it’s done. In 2014, Alysia Montaño ran for the same distance while she was eight months pregnant with her first born Linnea. While many cheered for her and were super excited for her, many seemed to be concerned about the health of the baby.
Lol. So many men in the replies wondering if this is safe. https://t.co/9e45zMGTvO
— Shandukani Mulaudzi (@ShanduMul) June 26, 2017
The first time when voices were raised about the child’s safety, Alysia Montaño said on Instagram “There was a stigma around pregnant women exercising. She posted a picture of something she said back then and which she wished to repeat.”
3 years after I ran the 2014 USA Nationals at 8months pregnant I want to echo the same message after my run at the same event this passed week, this time pregnant with my second at 5months pregnant. My intention is to inform and to empower. Much Love ❤️ PHOTO from: 2014 USA Nationals (8months pregnant with my daughter Linnéa, who was born at 7lbs 15ounces 19.5 inches on August 15,2014 after a full 40 weeks of gestation, happy and healthy!) ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ #health #fitness #fit #fitmom #fitnessaddict #missflower #fitspo #workout #momlife #cardio #gym #fanvee #health #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #active #strong #motivation #fitmomsofig #determination #wshhfitness #fitfam #fitmominprogress #exercise #noexcuses #Run #Running @fitpregnancy @healthy.pregnancy @pregnancyworkout #igfitmoms
Fitness expert Holly Perkins also posted a picture of the athlete, and explained in the post it was healthy for Montaño to run while pregnant. She said it was only important for women to consult with their doctors to make sure what is healthy for individual. Montaño reposted the image for her own followers too.
Alysia Montano races in the 800 meters at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships while 5 months pregnant. YES, it is perfectly safe to be active during pregnancy. In fact, every single client of mine who worked with me through her pregnancy reports that without question, every aspect of her experience was better because she stayed active. YES, each pregnancy is different, and each woman needs to make this decision for herself, with her doctor. The ACOG official position statement on pregnancy and exercise says: "Physical activity during pregnancy has minimal risks and has been shown to benefit most women, although some modification to exercise routines may be necessary because of the normal anatomic and physiologic changes and fetal requirements." Therfore, WAY TO GO @alysiamontano and @emilyskyefit for being amazing inspirations. #womensstrengthnation Big thanks to 📷 @jeffcohenphoto for this amazing moment. ▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃ #fitness #fitspo #fitfam #strength #gym #workout #exercise #fitnessaddict #fit #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #girlsthatlift #bodybuilding #fitgirls #healthy #instafit #GirlsWithMuscles #Women #squat #deadlift
We wish her to go many more miles before she gives up.