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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! If you ever have a very difficult task and plan on making up excuses not to do it, just remember the name Alysia Montano. Who is she, you ask? She's a US Olympic athlete and despite the fact that she recently became pregnant she still pulled herself together and ran a 800m race. Now if that's not enough motivation, I don't know what is.

According to The Guardian, Montano ran the 800m race while she was 34 weeks pregnant and still managed to finish it in a little over two minutes. She finished last in her heat but the fact that she ran and didn't get lapped makes her a winner in most books as she got a standing ovation from the crowd at the Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California on Thursday. 

However, there is a big question on the table that needs to be answered. Was it safe? It most likely was because her doctors gave her the OK to run the race. 

“I’ve been running throughout my pregnancy and I felt really, really good during the whole process,” Montaño said. “I just didn’t want to get lapped and be the first person to get lapped in the 800.”

Montano finished the race in exactly 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds which was just 35 seconds slower than her personal best of 1:57.34, which she smashed back in 2010 in a race in Monaco. But despite her pregnancy she still clocked a time faster than most average runners in an 800m race. Now that is performance. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.