Alysia Montaño

Alysia Montaño is an American professional middle distance runner, 7-time U.S. national champion, and Olympian. You might know her as “that pregnant runner with the flower in her hair” since she’s run two championship races in her second and third trimesters, earning national media attention. (You can see how her kids turned out on Instagram!) Montaño ran at the University of California Berkeley where she won several national titles, which helped to launch her professional running career. At the 2012 Olympic Games, Montaño placed fifth but may be awarded the bronze medal due to pending post-competition disqualifications of two Russian athletes.