Last Place Runner Gets Big Cheers For Finishing Race

Alysia Montano is a five time national champion who lined up for the 800 meter race. She ran even though she is 34 weeks pregnant. Afterward she said, "I just didn't want to get lapped."

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning I'm Steve Inskeep. At the U.S. Track and Field Championships, the crowd cheered a runner who finished last. Alysia Montano was a five-time national champion, who lined up for the 800 meter race. She ran even though she is 34 weeks pregnant. She said her doctor approved. She did the roughly half-mile race in 2 minutes, 32 seconds. That's way worse than normal, but the crowd roared. And afterward she said, I just didn't want to get lapped. It's MORNING EDITION.

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