Alysia Montano To Compete While Pregnant At USA Championships Again

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For the second time in her storied career, Alysia Montano will compete in a national championship while pregnant.  

Before the declaration deadline on Monday night, Montano confirmed to FloTrack that she planned to compete in the 800m at the USATF Outdoor Championships which begin this Thursday in Sacramento, CA. Three years ago at the same facility, Montano competed while eight months pregnant with her first child, Linnea. 

The seven-time national champion wasn't running to win. She didn't even expect to make it out of the first round. But she knew it was important to show up on the line. 

"We see so many people in different avenues of their life start their family and it looks so different for a professional athlete, especially a female professional athlete," Montano said after finishing in 2:32.13 to a standing ovation from the crowd in 2014. 

"This is what it looks like to be a professional athlete as a woman and still continuing on with your career….this is my normal this year," she said. 



In April, she announced her second pregnancy in a video featuring her husband, Louis, and her now two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. They are expecting their second child in November. 


Montano has only raced once this year--a 1:09.55 personal best in the 500m at the Millrose Games last February--but she qualified based on her 2:00.20 time in the semifinal at the 2016 Olympic Trials last July. Her last 800m was the Trials final where she fell heading into the homestretch and missed out on making her second Olympic team.  

At 31-years-old, Montano has six 800m national titles to her name. She is tied with Madeline Manning for the most USATF outdoor crowns in championship history. Notably, her 2015 victory took place less than one year after giving birth. 

Montano will compete in her 12th USATF Outdoor Championship, and second while pregnant, this Thursday beginning with the first round of the women's 800m.

Bowerman Awards Photo Gallery

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Last night, the USTFCCCA named Raevyn Rogers of the University of Oregon and Christian Coleman of the University of Tennessee as the 2017 Bowerman Award Winners. Rogers, the NCAA record holder for 800m, is the third women's winner from Oregon, and Coleman, the NCAA 60m and 100m record holder, is the first-ever winner for the Volunteers. Check out the photo gallery from the evening in Phoenix, Arizona below; watch interviews and highlights from the event here.

Christian Coleman Wins The 2017 Bowerman Award

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Tennessee’s Christian Coleman has been named The Bowerman award winner for the 2017 NCAA season.

Raevyn Rogers Wins The 2017 Bowerman Award

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Oregon’s Raevyn Rogers has been named The Bowerman award winner for the 2017 NCAA season.

NXN Champ Katelyn Tuohy To Attempt H.S. 5K Record LIVE on FloTrack

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Nike Cross National champion Katelyn Tuohy has just one more 5K on her schedule, and that one will be the fastest of them all. On Saturday, January 20, LIVE ON FLOTRACK, she will toe the line at the VA Showcase in a special section of the 5K with the sole purpose of taking down Brie Oakley's 15:55 national record. 

Ruby Stauber To Transfer From LSU To Oregon

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After a standout freshman season with LSU, Ruby Stauber will take her talents to the Pacific Northwest to compete for the University of Oregon. A since-deleted tweet from the Wayzata High School girls cross country account first made the announcement, and FloTrack later confirmed it with Stauber.

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Raevyn Rogers Could Win The Bowerman

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Christian Coleman Could Win The Bowerman Award

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

Who's No. 1? FloTrack Tackles The Katelyn Tuohy vs Claudia Lane Debate

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If you've paid the slightest modicum of attention to high school girls cross country this season, you know the names Katelyn Tuohy and Claudia Lane. 

2017 Bowerman Blind Resume Test

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The Bowerman Award Ceremony will be LIVE on FloTrack this Friday, December 15, at 9 PM ET.