Friday, June 27, 2014

In other championship sporting news

In case you missed it--800 meter specialist Alysia Montano competed in the USA Track and Field Championships yesterday while 34 weeks pregnant. While mainstream media coverage is focused on the fact that she competed at all, I can't get over the fact that she ran a 2:32. Sure she was dead last in her heat, but 5 min/mile pace at almost full term? That just underscores the genetic gift(s) possessed by elite athletes!