PRs: 100m - 9.78WR (2002); 200m - 20.52 (1999)
Born: January 25, 1975, in Gaffney, S.C.
Current Residence: Chapel Hill, N.C.
High School: Gaffney, SC 93
Colleges: Blinn JC 94; Norfolk State 96
Coach: Dan Pfaff
Agent: Charles Wells
Career Highlights: 2001 USA Outdoor champion; 2000 Olympic 4x100m relay gold medalist; 2001 World Championships silver medalist; 1997 World Championships 100m bronze medalist; 4x100m relay gold medalist at 1999 & 2001 World Championships; 2001 World Indoors 60m silver medalist; 2002 Jesse Owens Award winner
In setting the men's 100m world record of 9.78 seconds on September 14 at the 2002 IAAF Grand Prix Final in Paris, Montgomery secured the overall 2002 Grand Prix men's crown and a payday of $250,000. He won $50,000 for winning the race, $100,000 for topping the Grand Prix point standings and $100,000 for setting the world recordwas presented with the 2002 Jesse Owens Award for his breakthrough seasonMontgomery also had a terrific season in 2001, winning the 60m silver medal at the World Indoor Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, before winning his first U.S. 100m title outdoors in Eugene, Oregon. He equaled the (then) third-fastest 100m time in history on July 13, 2001 in Oslo when he ran 9.84. "When I saw the time, I could just not believe it," he said. "It was not a good race, it was fantastic. But I felt confident in the heats and thought I could win." Montgomery ran his 9.84 in a pair of shoes borrowed from training partner Marion Jones. "My luggage didn't show up," he said. "I had to wear Marion's shoes. They're the same size." Placed second at 2001 World Outdoors 100m in 9.85, nearly nipping Maurice Greene at the wire, and ran anchor leg on U.S. 4x100m gold medal team that included Mickey Grimes, Bernard Williams and Dennis Mitchell. Montgomery ran in the first round of the 4x100m relay to earn a gold medal in the event at the 2000 Olympic Games, and he is the 1997 World Championships bronze medalist at 100msays that training with Jones has brought more discipline to his life and his training. He began training with Jones and then-coach Trevor Graham in 1999 and began training harder, six days a week, with increased weight trainingMontgomery started as many of his fellow American athletes did, with baseball and football, but an injury made him try track and field. He soon showed great talent and decided to develop his sprinting potential. Tim set a world junior record in 1994 with a time of 9.96 seconds, but it was later not ratified because the track was 3.7 centimeters too short.
2005: doping suspension - stripped of all results
dating back to March 31, 2001
2004: 1st at Martinique (10.08)6th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (10.17).
2003: Runner-up at USA Outdoors (10.15)5th at World Outdoors (10.11)2nd at Mexico City (10.04)1st at Osaka (10.04)ran anchor leg of winning 4x100m relay USA Red team at Penn Relays (38.62)best of 10.04ranked #10 in the world (#5 U.S.) by T&FN.
2002: Set 100m world record of 9.78 at IAAF Grand Prix Final in Paris...won overall Grand Prix title...2nd at USA Outdoors (9.89w)1st in Brussels (9.91)1st in Pretoria (9.94)2nd in round 1 in Rome (9.94)2nd at Osaka (9.95)1st in Zurich (9.97)1st in Cape Town (10.03)1st in Stockholm (10.08)3rd at Bislett (10.10)ran 6.48 in Dortmund on Jan. 27, the fastest by an American indoors in 02 in his only indoor raceranked #1 in the world by T&FNbest of 9.78.
2001: 2001 USA Outdoor champ (9.95w)silver medal at World Outdoors (9.85)ran anchor leg on World Outdoor Championships gold medal winning team that also featured Mickey Grimes, Bernard Williams and Dennis Mitchell ran 9.84 in winning 100m at Bislett Games in Oslo on July 13World Indoor 60m silver medalist (6.46)3rd at USA Indoors (6.56)1st in Zurich (9.90)1st in Brussels (9.96)2nd at Prefontaine Classic (9.92w)2nd at Goodwill Games (10.27)ranked #2 in world and U.S. by T&FN best of 9.84.
2000: Olympic 4x100m gold medalist (ran 2nd leg of 1st round heat)...6th in 100 (10.18) at Olympic Trials...best of 10.01 and 20.68.
1999: Placed 3rd in US Championships 100...6th in 100 at World Championships...ran second leg on gold-winning USA 4x100m relay ranked #9 in world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN...bests of 10.01 and 20.52.
1998: 4th at St Denis GP (10.19w)...3rd in USA Champs (9.99w, 10.00 heat)...5th at Rome GP (10.19)... 3rd at Nice GP (10.20)...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 10.00.
1997: 2nd in 60 at USA Indoor (6.51 PR)...2nd in USA Champs (9.92)...bronze medal in World Champs (9.94); second leg on U.S. 4 x 100 that did not finish its heat; Montgomery was unable to complete his pass to Dennis Mitchell...ranked #4 in world (#2 U.S.) by T&FN...bests of 9.92, plus 20.44w.
1996: 6th in 60 semi at USA Indoor (6.65)...7th in Olympic Trials (10.12, after 10.08 PR in heats)...won silver in Olympics for running third leg for the U.S. 4 x 100 in the heats...best of 10.08.
1995: 6th in heats at USA Champs (10.60)...best of 10.27.
1994: 2nd in 55 at JUCO Indoor (6.27)...won JUCO (9.96 on a short track converts to 9.97; illegal wind gauge, so not eligible for world junior record)...4th at USA Champs (10.28)...ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN. best of 10.11.
1993: Best of 10.61.
1992: Best of 10.45w.