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  • Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

    Has anybody heard how they did tonight (Friday)?
    "Who's Kidding Who?"

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    Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

    I've heard that at least Marion has bowed out of that meet. At this point, I think it is necessary to assume that there is a possibility of THG contamination involved in top American athetes showing reluctance to compete right now.

    No offense, but the fact that Marion Jones wrote the largest single check to the supplier of THG and was once married to the world record-holder in the shot (multiply banned) and is now married to the current world record-holder in the 100m (currently implicated but unindicted in the THG scandal) has to be a factor in the truth we see.

    Sad but true.

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      Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

      what is NOT true is that she was ever married to the WR holder in the shot put.

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      • #4
        Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

        OK, someone who cheated to attempt to be a world record-holder.

        Surely that is correct, or the person of whom I'm speaking wouldn't be banned now. Right?

        We are talking about professional athletes here, aren't we? Millions of dollars at stake?

        So tell me how innocent Tim Montgomery and Marion Jones really are. I'd love to hear your rationale.

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        • #5
          Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

          It sure would be interesting to hear with Trevor has to say about Marion.
          "Who's Kidding Who?"

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            Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

            Marion Jones got into the starting blocks and the crowd stood on its feet.

            Cameras flashed, but a hush came over the stadium. After all, it was the crowd's first chance to see the five-time Olympic medalist running in Jamaica.

            She certainly didn't disappoint. Jones won the 100 meters Friday night at the Jamaica International Invitational, easily winning in 11.04 seconds. Aleen Bailey of Jamaica was a distant second in 11.19.

            Jones' boyfriend, fellow sprinter Tim Montgomery, fared worse in his 100. American Darvis Patton won in a photo finish over countryman John Capel after lunging his head forward at the finish line. Patton took the race in 10.12, 0.01 ahead of Capel.

            Montgomery was fourth in 10.25 and didn't talk to reporters.

            Though it wasn't the fastest time for Jones, this was her first competition outdoors in the 100 since 2002.

            Jones had more to go. She was set to compete in the long jump outdoors for the first time since winning bronze at the Sydney Olympics 2000, about an hour after her sprint race.

            The crowd cheered wildly when Jones won, giving her more of an ovation than the Jamaican sprinters. Though the stadium was half full, the crowd made enough noise to get Jones' attention.

            "I felt really good," Jones said while she waved to the crowd. "Thanks you guys for turning out."

            Though steroid allegations have dogged her, Jones still is track and field's darling. As she walked off the track after her race, the crowd kept clapping and waving.

            Jones and Montgomery were among dozens of athletes -- including baseball sluggers Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi -- who testified before the grand jury that indicted BALCO founder Victor Conte. No athletes were indicted.

            Before Jamaica, Jones had competed in several meets with mixed results. She finished a disappointing fourth in the 200 at the Mount SAC Relays last month in her first outdoor meet since 2002 because, "I was so hyped to be back in California, to be running one of my favorite events."

            But she rebounded with a strong performance at the Penn Relays a week later, anchoring the 800- and 400-meter relay teams to victories.

            As for Montgomery, his results so far this season have been a little disappointing. He finished third at the Mount SAC relays in 10.27.
            "Who's Kidding Who?"

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            • #7
              Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

              It is interesting that the most famous track athlete is female . That great smile of hers certainly helps.

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              • #8
                Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

                I certainly hope that she turns out to be clean.
                "Who's Kidding Who?"

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                • #9
                  Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

                  >I certainly hope that she turns out to be clean.


                  As I recall the USATF , IAAF uproar over Marion and TM using Charlie Francis as a consultant. They both look as flat as Big Ben Johnson after he came back his first suspension.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

                    Does anyoen know the results for the womans long jump?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

                      >Does anyoen know the results for the womans long jump?

                      yes jones went 22 feet 1 and a half inches,winning by 18 inches.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

                        Article and selected results:

                        http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sports/h ... PRINTS.asp

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                        • #13
                          Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

                          Who the heck is this?

                          Men's 400m hurdles
                          Labronze Garnett (USA) 48.76

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                          • #14
                            Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

                            Not entirely unheard of. In fact, he was a finalist in the USATF National Championships last year. Ex NCAA All-American at Georgia. Uses "Ken" rather than "Labronze" these days.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Any Marion/Monty News from Jamaica?

                              I wonder when Whitmarsh switched citizenship.

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