When it comes to strong female role models, no one wears fierceness AND femininity better than Alysia. Known for running from the front with a flower in her hair, she's an Olympian, 7x national champion, and had an undefeated Junior year in college - as in she won every single race of her indoor AND outdoor seasons that year. Despite her on-track accomplishments, Alysia gained world-wide exposure in 2014 when she ran US Outdoor Championships 34 weeks pregnant, with a massive belly and massive smile on her face. Now a mom of two (she ran 2017 Champs pregnant as well, presumably to avoid any sibling rivalry), Alysia is a huge advocate for fit pregnancies and parenting, and is still kicking major tail.
Who would play you in your biopic?
Is it weird that I would play myself in my own biopic, haha!
Proudest accomplishment in sports?
Returning from pregnancy and enjoying running for me.
Proudest non-sport accomplishment?
Having my three babies, fighting for mothers' rights to pursue and thrive in both career and motherhood with the founding of my non-profit organization &Mother and creating a team around that with my partners Cadenshae, the first maternity fitwear company that helps support mothers be their best by supporting their active lifestyle in pregnancy and postpartum, and becoming an author with my book Feel-Good Fitness.
Best book you’ve read recently?
Feel-Good Fitness by Alysia Montaño (Shameless plug).
Why Picky Bars?
Because I want my food to work for me not against me. The way I see it, if I want to be a high functioning, premium machine that performs at its best, I know I need high functioning, premium fuel. It's also delicious and helps my kids not bonk.
Describe yourself in three words:
Bold, strong, courageous.
Photo cred: Travis McCoy
The Flying Flower
7x US Champion
2x American Record Holder