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Speaking candidly, Olympian Tim Montgomery looks back on successful, troubled past

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Former Olympic track athlete Tim Montgomery, 37, will share his story of using performance enhancing drugs with students at Loften High School in Gainesville on Wednesday.

In 2005, the native of Gaffney, S.C., was stripped of all of his results, records and awards, including his world-record 9.7-second 100-meter race.

Montgomery sat down with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dana Lewin on Tuesday to tell his story about making one wrong decision that changed his life forever.

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  • raymond hairston

    I heard his message and his story, and I know that he has regretted what he has done not only to himself, but to others, we all make mistakes, but it is always how we bounce back from those mishaps in our lives. God Bless him and Godspeed!!!!!!!

  • Ron C. Clark

    My name is Ron C. Clark I ran with Tim M. In Europe for 6 years. I had no ideal what was going on well we where running. By far one of the nicest guy I’ve meet.
    Sorry to have heard this story. I wish I could contact him. If your reading this T. Money please
    email me. ronc200m@gmail.com