Rich Pedroncelli—AP
By Lisa Marie Segarra
June 23, 2017

Olympic runner Alysia Montaño this week raced while she was five months pregnant and in 100-degree heat — and she beat her time for the last Championship she raced while pregnant.

Montaño ran at the U.S.A. Track & Field Outdoor Championships on Thursday in Sacramento, for the Summer Champions Series. Three years ago, she competed in the same race when she was eight months pregnant. Montaño, clad in a Wonder Woman top, was able to take 10 seconds off her 800-meter time from 2014.

“People were like, oh, you’re going to run faster than you did last time because you’re less pregnant,” Montaño told “I was like, I’m still pregnant.”

Montaño isn’t the only athlete to compete while pregnant. In January, Serena Williams played in the Australian Open and won the title.

Montaño said she was inspired after learning that Gal Gadot filmed half of Wonder Woman while she was five months pregnant.

“I saw Wonder Woman, and I was like, I for sure am signing up for USA Nationals,” Montaño said. “I already was thinking I was going to do it.”

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