Tim Montgomery and Marion Jones, at one time the world’s fastest couple, were so relaxed about their use of performance-enhancing drugs that, according to Montgomery, they kept their drugs in the fridge “next to the vegetables”. And Montgomery tended to keep his syringes “under a pile of clothes”.

From his prison in Alabama, where he is due to spend the next six years, Montgomery told the story of their extraordinarily elite union: he, the world record-holder, and she, the fastest woman of her generation, a union that coolly thrived on pharmaceutical deception. The way Montgomery tells it: “An athlete can be so consumed by being great. And we were too similar, we both wanted to achieve at any cost and you can’t have two people like that together.”

Their characters were also twinned in that they registered not a flicker of remorse about the illegal means with which they conquered their sport. “We did discuss doping,” he says. “But we just discussed the fact that we thought everyone was doing it.”…..

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  1. waynef mek a tell us suppm i hope that 4 her sake she can play the game fair & square i used 2 admire her in her heyday & was one of the persons who ardently defended her only 2 feel so disappointed iv become so skeptical shes a fake & i hope she can turn over a new leaf

  2. I do not wish her well. She needs to climb under a rock and stay there. How many people did she rob of the podium and victory lap? How many times did she rob Merlene, not to mention the Jamaican relay team?

    She is a greedy cheat and a liar. Her cheating helped to bring down a great sporting institution, and has caused the world to look suspiciously at all other sprinters who run great times. She does not deserve a second chance. She was already given her second, third, and fourth chances. She should no longer be allowed to draw an income from sport-loving, ticket payors.

  3. rah stacy & cvivenne oonu cold like ice & understandably so yes she is a teif & like iv said a fake she & others have cause persons 2 scoff @ raw talent but just supposing she has turned over a new leaf? the good thing is that she was exposed & has paid 4 her “sins” if she can redeem herself then im willing 2c what she can do my thing is if she does well or fail it doesnt matter 2 me im objective her cheating cost others financially & emotionally. im one of those persons who think that had merline gotten a chance 2 win an induvidual medal she woulv retired in peace knowing that she was the fastest @ the time

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