Carol Montgomery is Canada's first two sport athlete at the same
Olympic Games and could be the first medal winner of the 2000 Games. The world
triathlon championship runner-up won the women's division at a World Cup
in Rio this past winter to qualify for the triathlon at the Sydney
Olympics. The women's triathlon is the first final of the 2000 Games.
A few weeks later she raced a personal best 32:11.79 in the 10,000 metre to
meet one of the required standards to compete in the track and field event
Montgomery's performances are remarkable considering she underwent major
surgery on her left leg in December after experiencing cramping and
swelling which forced her to change her stride and hampered her
performance. Tests showed she had a partially-blocked artery.
She was Canada's triathlete and duathlete of the year in 1993. In 1995,
she won silver and bronze in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres respectively at
the 1995 Pan Am Games. She had contemplated retirement after a
disappointing triathlon bronze at the 1999 Pan Ams in Winnipeg.
Women's 10,000m: Carol Montgomery, North Vancouver, B.C., did not start.
Carol Montgomery, North Vancouver, B.C., did not finish.
Montgomery pushes her bike during the first transition
Montgomery rides her bike
Montgomery tumbles to the road
Montgomery at a news conference
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