Alysia Montano to race pregnant again at U.S. Championships

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U.S. Olympic 800m runner Alysia Montaño will race several months into pregnancy at the USATF Outdoor Championships (Summer Champions Series) for the second time in four years.

The 2012 U.S. Olympian Montaño, due in November with her second child, will race in the first round of the 800m on Thursday (7:25 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold).

In 2014, Montaño made worldwide headlines for racing while eight months pregnant at nationals in Sacramento.

When Montaño announced her second pregnancy in April, she had no plans to compete at this year’s nationals, also in Sacramento.

The outspoken runner changed her mind, her husband and manager, Louis, said Monday, confirming a Flotrack report.

Montaño, 31, last raced at the Millrose Games on Feb. 11 in her first meet since falling in the 2016 Olympic Trials 800m final.

Montaño is set to be awarded her first two world outdoor championships medals, four and six years after she ran those races, due to a former Russian rival’s doping ban.

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