This is the teaser from a new film on Alysia MONTAÃ‘O, who is one of the top rated U.S. women’s 800 meter runners for most of the past decade. Alysia fell in the final approach to the finish of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. The teaser approaches that fateful moment head on, and grabs the viewer right away.
The message is clear and it is important. MONTAÃ‘O does not see herself as a victim, but realizes that is how she reacted to the fall, and how she lived her life after that moment that resonates. What resonated to me was the expression of positiveness, that she will be a champion, that is what she was meant to be.
The journey will be exciting to view. This weekend, Alysia will be running the 800 meter rounds four months pregnant. It is not like the 8 months pregrant she was when she ran in 2014. MONTAÃ‘O is about empowering people, and inspiring them, all at once.
A fine racer, with a torrid finish, MONTAÃ‘O will be interesting to watch over the next few years.