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Pregnant runner Alysia Montaño finishes 800m

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SACRAMENTO - Thirty-four weeks pregnant, Alysia Montaño ran the 800 meters Thursday in the U.S. Track and Field Championships.

The five-time national champion 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.

That Montaño finished last in her heat 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, Montaño received a rousing ovation as she finished her first lap and the cheering grew louder when she finally crossed the finish line.

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