Rogers talks about last year's Olympic Trials final where contact between her, Brenda Martinez and Alysia Montano kept any of them from making the team.
"Montano took two laps at nationals while pregnant with her first child. It was only fair she do the same with baby No 2."
Montano looks back at the 2014 USAs when she ran while 8-months pregnant and was eating a sandwich in the call room beforehand.
Montano writes an emotional essay and says, "What hurt the most was that it made me feel like my career wasn’t real."
“It was great. Every time we come to Pre it’s the time of the season where we are hitting it really hard. Tonight was awesome. I felt like I had a good kick."
"Excuses are like -- well, you know what the saying is. Everyone's got one. I think you are 100 percent held accountable for what you put in your body. You can't say 'Oh someone gave me a massage' or 'Oh I didn't know'. They have a list of what you can and cannot take. These people just want to play the naive card and we're too old for that. We're not in pre-school. Sorry. ... I don't care if that's a bold statement, it's true."
On why she tries to be so outspoken Fleshman says, “Sometime the greatest weapon you have is public opinion and shaping public opinion.”
Montano: “When you’re cheated out of a medal and you know it, it eats at you internally and you’re going after it again. It’s hard. The Olympics are huge and you think that’s your shot and then you miss. You blame yourself and think, ‘What can I do differently?’ ... Absolutely I deserve that bronze medal. Even if I don’t get my podium moment, it’s still a symbol of my work and also this time in history.”
Tweets from Nick Willis, Alysia Montano, David Torrence and others. We liked Trey Hardee's: "typed and retyped several things on here- can't get the words out. #russiandoping".
Montano said after the 2012 Olympics she "couldn't even look" at Russians Mariya Savinova and Ekaterina Poistogova because she "knew it wasn't right". Now she says, “I want retribution and justice. I want those two with lifetime bans. Anyone within that scope and in that report should get lifetime bans. I want to see my hardware – all of them.”
Montano's comeback from pregnancy has been amazing as she was still breastfeeding at USAs and it will be her daughter's first birthday a week before Worlds starts.
Jeff Henderson (LJ), Shamier Little (400H), Kibwe Johnson (hammer) all took gold.
*Wednesday AM Recap Ryan Martin and Clayton Murphy win her 800 semis to make Thursday's final.
*USA Athlete Quotes From Montano And Other Medalists Montano said it was an "electric" experience losing to Bishop as she won gold on home soil.
*More USA Athlete Quotes Including Ryan Martin And Clayton Murphy
Bishop won in 1:59.62 to Montano's 1:59.76.
Alysia Montano: “I could not wait for this environment to do something when I am not holding an eight-pound baby in the process."
Among the athletes getting $7,000 are Alysia Montano, Morgan Uceny, and Chanelle Price. Maggie Vessey and others are getting $4,000. Of the $374,000, $170,000 was announced separately yesterday for throwers.
They link to LRC's post-race interview with her.
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