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PROFILE: Carol Montgomery
Montgomery makes painful decision
By DONNA SPENCER -- Canadian Press
 SYDNEY -- Carol Montgomery had convinced herself for the past week that a painful crash in the Olympic triathlon on the first day of the Games would not prevent her from running the 10,000 metres on Wednesday.
 But she was wrong. After a 7:30 run on Wednesday morning, in which she tried running 200-metre intervals at race pace, she realized she had been kidding herself. Montgomery pulled out of her 10,000-metre heat.
 "I'm a lot more depressed today than I was after the crash on the bike," Montgomery said Thursday. "I thought I was going to be able to run. I think I wanted to so bad was trying to convince myself. I kept thinking 'I can do this, I can do this."'

Montgomery calls it off
By DAVE FULLER -- Toronto Sun
 SYDNEY -- Vancouver's Carol Montgomery will leave the Olympics without a medal but her courageous story will remain one of the most memorable moments for Canadians.
 Montgomery, her back still stiff from a horrific crash 11 days ago during the women's triathlon, pulled out of last night's women's 10,000-metre heats shortly before her start time.

Montgomery blames wreck on course
By DAVE FULLER -- Toronto Sun
  SYDNEY -- It wasn't a hungry shark that wrecked Carol Montgomery's Olympic triathlon, but it felt like one.
 Montgomery -- the first Canadian woman to qualify in two sports at the same Olympic Games -- was released from hospital yesterday with a sprained wrist, a deep gash in her hip and a body scrape from her neck to the top of her left ankle.
Carol Montgomery in the news
Montgomery will run in 10,000
Course unsafe, says Montgomery
Wheels fall off
Canadian crashes out of triathlon
Montgomery embraces underdog role
Canadian ready to run and run
Montgomery makes Canadian history
Canadians winning in the long run
Montgomery's Race against the odds
Montgomery may start gold rush
Montgomery in pictures
Post-crash presser
Crashing in Sydney
On her bike
Pushing her bike
Winning in Toronto