Olympian Alysia Montano runs race 8 months pregnant, gets standing ovation

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TODAY — Alysia Montano had fans on their feet by the time she completed her 800-meter race at the U.S. Championships. The very pregnant Olympian crossed the finish line dead last but was a winner in the eyes of the group — and the nation — for running the event just six weeks away from her due date.

TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe, a certified personal trainer, said she exercised throughout her pregnancy with her daughter.

“I exercised the day that Harper was born. I’m not even sure I can imagine myself doing this,” she said Friday.

Savannah Guthrie, who is also eight months pregnant, was honest about her own level of physical activity these days.

“The only sprinting I’m doing at 1 a.m. is for the bathroom, and that is it,” she said.

Social media has lit up over how the five-time track-and-field champ clocked 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds during a qualifying heat Thursday in Sacramento, California.

Twitter users called her an “inspiration” and “superwoman.”

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