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Olympic Runner Alysia Montaño’s Maternity Experience With Her Nike Sponsor Is Shady AF

United States national champion Alysia Montaño is revealing the truth behind how her Nike sponsor treated her when she became pregnant. In an op-ed for the New York Times, Montaño says she lost money to feed her family because of Nike’s shady maternity practices.

When Montanño approached her sponsor to announce her pregnancy, they told her that they would just pause her contract. Alysia famously ran a national championship at eight months pregnant to prove that pregnant women could compete.

Now, she’s speaking out so that no other female athlete has to suffer like she did. What happened to ‘dream big’ and ‘just do it?’

Hit play to hear her heartfelt story.

We wonder what other male athletes had to take a pay “pause” after having a baby…SMH!



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