Birthplace: Queens, N.Y.
Hometown: Santa Clara, Calif.
High School: Canyon High School (Canyon Country, Calif.) ‘04
College: University of California, Berkeley ’08, Theater and Performing Arts
- London 2012 Olympic Games, 5th (800-meter)
- Six-time national outdoor champion (2007, 2010-13, 2015)
- 2010 World Indoor Championship, bronze
- 2007 NCAA indoor and outdoor champion
- 2007 Pac-10 Women’s Track Athlete of the Year
- 2006 North America, Central america and Caribbean U-23 champion
Personal: Daughter of Yvonne and Eric Johnson…Married to husband, Louis Montano…Has one brother, Eric…Has one daughter, Linnea…Hobbies include painting, arts and crafts, sewing, wood work, welding and swordplay…Always wears a flower in her hair when she races…Speaks Spanish.
Too Amazing To Eat? Learn How To Make Olympic Ring Donuts
Too Amazing To Eat? Learn How To Make Olympic Ring Donuts Sept. 20, 2016
800-meter runner Alysia Montano learns how to make Olympic rings-inspired donuts with chef Richard Blais.
Red, White & Trending: July 1-7
Jamie MacDonald July 08, 2016
Timelines burst with red, white and blue Fourth of July holiday spirit (and an eagle on a bus at the OTC), Paralympic athletes step into the spotlight with Rio reactions, a peek into what makes swimming's Katie Ledecky great, triumph and heartache at track and field Olympic Trials, a classy goodbye from DeeDee Trotter and more.
When Team USA Athletes Aren’t Competing, What Are Their Talents?
Karen Rosen June 29, 2016
From baking to playing instruments, sewing to paintball, Team USA athletes can do it all.
What’s Really Playing On Team USA Athletes’ Headphones
Lisa Costantini June 22, 2016
13 athletes who are preparing for Rio explain which artists and songs set the tone for competition.
Celebrate Flag Day With These 80 Patriotic Team USA Athletes
June 14, 2016
Team USA athletes are proud to represent the red, white and blue.
100 Storylines To Follow For The Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Karen Rosen April 27, 2016
Find out just about everything you need to know for the final countdown to the Rio Games.
24 Hour Fitness Announces Partnership With Five Team USA Athletes Ahead Of The Rio 2016 Olympic And Paralympic Games
24 Hour Fitness March 17, 2016
Team 24 Hour Fitness consists of three Olympic and two Paralympic athletes.
Aries Merritt After Kidney Transplant: My Fitness Is Better Than It’s Been In Two Years
Karen Rosen March 07, 2016
Months after transplant from his sister, Merritt returns to competition this week.
Team USA Athletes Share Some Of Their Little-Known Hobbies
Lisa Costantini Jan. 12, 2016
From military books to sewing clothes, see what pastimes these 15 Olympic and Paralympic athletes are into.
Family Affair Continues For Alysia Montano With Medal-Winning Performance At Pan Am Games
Mike Gardner July 23, 2015
Montano wins 800-meter silver in Toronto for her 11-month-old daughter, Linnea.