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Runner 8 months pregnant finishes 800M race

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Alysia Montano was a national champion at the University of California, but running seven weeks before she was due to give birth may have trumped that. (Source: KOVR/CBS) Alysia Montano was a national champion at the University of California, but running seven weeks before she was due to give birth may have trumped that. (Source: KOVR/CBS)

LOS ANGELES, CA (KCBS/KCAL/CBS) - Track and field superstar Alysia Montano is eight months pregnant and finished an 800-meter race Thursday.

Montano, a former five-time national champion for the University of California, ran the race in the U.S. Track and Field Championships.

She finished in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds in the qualifying rounds, only seven weeks before she's scheduled to give birth to her first child.

Montano finished last in her heat, but that didn't matter one bit to the crowd gathered at Hornet Stadium.

Trailing the lead pack by more than 120 meters for most of the race, Montano received a rousing ovation as she finished her first lap. The cheering grew louder when she finally crossed the finish line.

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