"That Pregnant Runner" Alysia Montaño Runs 2:21 In USA 800 Prelims

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Seven-time U.S. 800m champion Alysia Montaño created one of the most viral moments of the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships by completing the preliminary round of the 800m while five months pregnant.

The 31-year-old ran 2:21.4 for seventh place in heat 1; her time ranks 30th overall and she will not advance to the semi-final. Montaño has now twice competed at a USATF Outdoor Championships while pregnant. In 2014, she ran 2:32.13 in the prelims while eight months pregnant; a year later, she returned to the USATF 800m finals and won gold.


Montaño said after the race that Gal Gadot filmed hit summer flick "Wonder Woman" while five months pregnant, and she wanted to prove she could likewise continue in her profession without pregnancy getting in the way.

The New York Athletic Club athlete is one of the United States' best-ever 800m talents. Her PB of 1:57.34 makes her the fifth-fastest American ever. Her six outdoor 800m titles ties Madeline Manning for the most USATF crowns in championship history. She was fourth at the 2012 Olympic Games and earned bronze at the IAAF World Championships in both 2011 and 2013.

She posted this video on her Twitter account, where her bio opens with "That pregnant runner," the night before her 800m race:


Shalane Flanagan Retires From Professional Running

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One of the greatest distance runners in American history has retired: Four-time Olympian and 2017 New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan announced on Monday that her incredible professional running career is over after 15 years.

Weekend Recap: NAU Keeps On Chugging, UW States Their Case

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This past weekend of NCAA cross country gave us a much clearer picture of how the rest of the 2019 campaign will unfold. With the Nuttycombe and Pre-National Invitationals bringing together the best squads across the country, team title favorites strengthened their cases while top individuals emerged from the crowded pack to position themselves at the front heading into the postseason.

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Can The Colorado Men Get Another Big Win? | Pre-Nats Men's Preview

We outlined the big questions for the women’s race this Saturday in Terre Haute; now here’s what to watch for in the men’s race. 

The 3 Biggest Questions From The Pre-Nats Women's Race

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Less than 24 hours after the Nuttycombe Invitational, the second big NCAA cross country meet of the weekend gets going in Terre Haute. The Pre Nationals meet at the site of this year’s NCAA Championships features four of the top seven women’s teams in the nation. Here are three big questions that will be answered in the race: 

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Kelati, Werner, Monson Collide At Nuttycombe | Women's Preview

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The women’s race at Friday’s Nuttycombe Invitational in Madison functions as a preview for November’s NCAA Championships. Yes, some top teams and individuals will compete the next day at the Pre Nationals meet in Terre Haute, but the fields in Wisconsin will be stacked. Three of the top four teams in the nation are set to race (and six of the 10, and eight of the top 12). 

NAU, Stanford Run It Back At Nuttycombe | Men's Preview

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Last month, the NAU men’s team began their season as expected. The winners of the last three NCAA titles went to Terre Haute for the John McNichols Invitational, held out two of their best runners and still beat second-ranked Stanford by a comfortable margin. 

House Of Run: Where Does The Marathon Go From Here?

Jason and Kevin discuss Eliud Kipchoge fulfilling his sub-two-hour goal, Brigid Kosgei’s smashing the world record in the women’s marathon, the Nike Oregon Project disbanding and much more.

IOC Plans To Move Olympic Marathons To Sapporo Seeking Cooler Conditions

With searing heat combined with high humidity expected for Tokyo next August, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that they planned to move the Olympic Marathons and race walking events to Sapporo, more than 800 kilometers (500 miles) north of Tokyo on the island of Hokkaido. 

DII NCAA Cross Country Recap: Kimutai Picks Up Crucial Midseason Win

All attention in Division II cross country over the weekend was in Romeoville, Illinois, as the Lewis Conference Crossover went down on Saturday. Despite the meet featuring none of the mighty Colorado heavyweights-- Adams State, Colorado Mines or Western Colorado-- the race still had plenty of podium implications and individual title contenders.

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