Alysia Montaño Competed In the USA Track and Field Nationals While 5 Months Pregnant
This real life Wonder Woman won't let anything hold her back.
At the USA Track & Field Nationals last week, 31-year-old Alysia Montaño ran her event while five months pregnant, flaunting her baby bump and wearing a Wonder Woman sports bra.
While Montaño obviously thought carefully about her look for this event, the bright flower in her hair is actually a staple-she runs every race with a flower in her hair because it signifies "strength with femininity," she's said on her website. "I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn't mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you're strong."
While she finished seventh in her 800-meter heat, Montaño ended the race with a huge smile and was greeted by her 2-year-old daughter at the finish line. Linnéa, of course, was wearing a "Strong Like Mom" t-shirt. Total mother-daughter goals.
Shockingly, this isn't the first time Montaño has competed on a national level while expecting. In 2014, she ran the same event while eight months pregnant with her first child. (Related: This Cardio HIIT Pregnancy Workout Will Safely Get Your Heart Pumping)
"I don't define myself as a runner," Montaño also told Team USA. "I really define myself as a fighter for good. And I see that playing true in running."