Sacramento: Middle distance runner Alysia Montano captured all attention when she ran pregnant at the US Track and Field Championships on Thursday.

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A pregnant Alysia Montano runs in the 800m opening round in California. Pic/AFP.

The five-time national champion — who is 34 weeks pregnant — finished the 800 metre heats in last place with a time of two minutes, 32.13 seconds.

Montano said it wasn’t about running fast. Montano says she ran because she wanted to show that women “can be fit while pregnant, continue their career and pursue having a family.”