This 5-Months Pregnant Olympic Runner Is a Real-Life Wonder Woman

Montano said she hopes her effort empowers and inspires women who might feel pressured to follow a specific trajectory in life, whether pregnant or not. "I feel wonderful", said Montano, who said she had been partly inspired to run after discovering that the star of Hollywood superhero blockbuster "Wonder Woman" - Gal Gadot - had been pregnant while filming the movie.

It was the second time Montano has run while pregnant after her appearance in 2014 when eight months pregnant.

"There's something about coming out to any venue, not really expecting to win but just going along with the journey and seeing what comes of it", Montano said.

The 2-time American Record holder who is 5-months pregnant ran the 800m race with her bulging baby bump.

However, it's not all as it seems, as Montano is FIVE months pregnant and due to give birth in November.

Last year, Montano made headlines after she stumbled and fell during the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon.

"I represent so many different people", she continued. She hauled herself across the finish line, where she collapsed to her knees and cried. When I found out [Gal Gadot] filmed half the movie five months pregnant, I said, 'I for sure am signing up for U.S. nationals.' I do not define myself as a runner.

Montano also emphasized that her goal isn't specifically to pressure women to run while pregnant. Wearing a top with Wonder Woman's face emblazoned on it, she said she wanted to act as an inspiration to her fans and friends.

  • Kyle Peterson