Montaño at the 2010 World Indoor Championships in Athletics.
April 23, 1986 |
Queens, New York
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Achievements and titles|
Alysia Montaño (née Johnson) (born April 23, 1986) is an American middle distance runner. Five-time USA Outdoor champion 2007 (1:59.47), 2010 (1:59.87), 2011 1:58.33); 2012 (1:59.08); 2013 (1:58.67). She distinguishes herself by wearing a flower in her hair while running, a personal affectation she adopted trying to assert her femininity while training with men.
At the 2007 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Montaño won her first national title in the 800 m with a time of 1:59.47. At the 2007 World Athletics Championships, Montaño was eliminated in the heats of the 800 m by finishing 4th with a time of 2:02.11.
At the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, Montaño won her first international medal, a bronze, in the 800 m, finishing with a personal best time of 1:59.60. At the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Montaño won the 800 m title in a time of 1:58.33 to defend her 2010 crown. She placed fourth at that year's World Championships in Daegu with her second fastest time of 1:57.48 minutes.
Won 2013 Penn Relays 4 x 800 meters and set American Outdoor Record in 8:04.31 on April 27. Lea Wallace (2:02.0), Brenda Martinez (2:00.6), Ajee Wilson (2:03.1), Alysia Montano (1:58.6).
Major Competition record
|Representing United States|
|2006||NACAC U23 Championships||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||1st||800 m||2:03.87|
|2007||Pan American Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||6th||800 m||2:02.57|
|World Championships||Osaka, Japan||29th (h)||800 m||2:02.11|
|2010||World Indoor Championships||Doha, Qatar||3rd||800 m||1:59.60|
|2011||World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||4th||800 m||1:57.48|
|2012||Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||5th||800 m||1:57.93|
|2013||World Championships||Moscow, Russia||4th||800 m||1:57.95|
- As of June 2, 2012.
|400 m (outdoor)||52.09||Nuoro||July 14, 2010|
|600 m (indoor)||1:23.59 AR||New York||February 16, 2013|
|800 m (outdoor)||1:57.34||Monaco||July 22, 2010|
|800 m (indoor)||1:59.60||Doha||March 14, 2010|
- "2007 World Athletics Championships: Women's 800 metres (heats)". IAAF. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
- "2010 World Indoor Championships: Women's 800 metres (final)". IAAF. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
- Gains, Paul (2012-06-02). Dibaba 30:24.39 and Kiprop 27:01.98 on stunning but wet first night in Eugene – Samsung Diamond League. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-06-03.
- Official website
- Alysia Montaño profile at IAAF
- USATF profile
- Cal athlete bio: Alysia Montaño
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