Pregnant Runner Shocks Crowd in 800 Meter Race

Alysia Montano competed in U.S. Track and Field Championships while 8 months pregnant.
1:48 | 06/27/14

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the stunning image of the runner crossing finish line. Many cheering because she was eight months pregnant. What some doctors are saying. Here's Linzie Janis. Reporter: This is the image that has so many jaws dropping. The 28-year-old five-time national champion, coming in last. But in the hearts of many women tonight, she's the winner. So many of you at home weighing in. Seriously, running pregnant? Tremendous. Her unborn child runs faster than me. And a true sister hero. But one person asking, isn't that dangerous? She says she's been running through her entire pregnancy. This is something I can do. You are a professional runner. Reporter: And that's the key piece from doctors. If you were exercising before becoming pregnant, you can do it. Not only is it possible to exercise during pregnancy, but it's actually good for mother and the baby. Reporter: Doctors say most pregnant women should do some exercise. Even a brisk, 30-minute walk a day can make a difference.

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