8-months-pregnant track star competes at Nationals

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SACRAMENTO, CA – We’ve all heard of pregnant exercise, ‘pregger-cise’ if you will, but this you gotta see to believe.

8-months-pregnant track star Alysia Montano didn’t let a ‘baby on board’ bump her out of a race.

The five-time national champion ran the 800-meters Thursday in the U.S. Track and Field Championships.

She finished in two minutes, 32.13 seconds, about 35 seconds slower than her personal best.

Sure, she finished last in her heat, but who cares?

Seeing a (very) pregnant woman sprint around a track is not something you see every day.

“Just to see the crowd behind me, and how big of a track community and how many supporters that we actually have as individuals, seriously I feel a little bit choked up about it. So encouraging and really has me fired up to be back here,” said Montano.

The 28-year-old says she’s been running throughout her pregnancy, and not only did doctors give her the ok, they encouraged her!

“Exercising or maintaining during pregnancy is actually much better for the mom and the baby,” said Montano.

We don’t know if mommy’s love of running will rub off on her wee-one, but this we do know: when it’s that time to race to the hospital, Montano will be ready.