Montgomery: I Never Loved Marion Jones

But man, did we love 'roids, disgraced runner says from jail
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2009 7:45 AM CST
Tim Montgomery competes in the men's 100 Meter Dash Semifinals during the U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials on July 11, 2004.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The “fastest couple on earth” was as much a fairy tale as Tim Montgomery and Marion Jones’ athletic achievements, the disgraced runner says. In a jailhouse interview with the London Times, Montgomery says he never loved Jones. “Before we got together, Marion and I never spoke at practice. Never,” he says. Once there relationship started, Jones quickly got pregnant, and Montgomery liked the press. “I told myself I could learn to love her.”

But the couple did have one thing in common—they were big fans of performance-enhancing drugs. They were so comfortable with them, they kept them in the fridge “next to the vegetables,” he says. “We did discuss doping,” he says. “But we just discussed the fact that we thought everyone was doing it.” (Read more Tim Montgomery stories.)

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