Carol Montgomery

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Carol Montgomery
Medal record
Women's Triathlon
Representing  Canada
ITU World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1990 Orlando Individual
Silver medal – second place 2000 Perth Individual
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Cleveland Individual
ITU World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1993 Overall
ITU Duathlon World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Arlington Individual
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Winnipeg Individual
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Manchester Individual

Carol Montgomery (born August 24, 1965 in Sechelt, British Columbia) is an Olympic athlete from Canada who competed in triathlon and athletics. She won a bronze medal at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada and a bronze and a silver at the 1995 Mar del Plata Pan American Games in the 5000m and 10000m respectively. She was the World Duathlon Champion in 1993. Once won, she never competed in another duathlon event. She claimed Commonwealth Gold in the 2002 Manchester Games and often refers to this race as the highlight of her career. Personal Records: 10000m 32:11.19 5000m 15:36.27 3000m 9:04 1500m 4:18

Trivia: Montgomery considered her triathlon career as a full-time "job", and thus competed in very few track races. She competed only one time at 1500m, 6 times at the 3000, 6 times at the 5000, and completed just 9 10000m events. She did race in high school but only in grades 8 through 10 before returning to running while at Simon Fraser University in 1986.

Carol attended Simon Fraser University in the mid 80's where she honed her running capabilities before embarking on her triathlon career.

Montgomery competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She did not finish the competition due to a crash on the bike leg. She was also selected to compete in the 10,000 meters on the track, but had to withdraw due to injury sustained in the triathlon crash.

Four years later, at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Montgomery did finish with a time of 2:15:25.62 earning her thirty-fifth place.

She is one of seven children and has 4 nieces and 3 nephews.