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For the week of Sept. 1, 1999 through Sept. 7, 1999

Montgomery finishes Ironman Canada

741st overall in 140-mile race

Ketchum chiropractor Tom Montgomery needed medical attention in the marathon run and never made it to the finish line of last year’s Subaru Ironman Canada triathlon.

On Sunday, Montgomery returned to Penticton, B.C., Canada and finished what he started in the challenging 140.6-mile triathlon featuring a 2.4-mile swim, 112-bicycle ride and 26.2-mile run.

Montgomery placed 741st overall of 1,652 finishers—and 35th of 140 athletes in the men’s 45-49 age class—with a finishing time of 12 hours, 20 minutes and 13 seconds.

His splits were 1.16:05 swim, 5.42:51 bike and 5.08:53 run. The total was a little behind the 11.31:50 finishing time Montgomery recorded in the same event in 1997—but he finished in 1999.

So did professional triathlete Chuckie Veylupek of Liberty Lake, Wash., who improved 23:06 over his runner-up time of 1998 and won Sunday’s event in 8.49:10.

The repeat women’s winner by a full 37 minutes was Lori Bowden of Victoria, B.C., Canada, 13th overall in 9.14:03.

Fitness consultant Liza Rachetto of Boise was 3rd in the women’s 25-29 class in 10.59:32, good for 269th overall. And student Tom Liby of Boise finished 35th overall and 2nd in men’s 25-29 in 9.45:08.

Both Rachetto and Liby are past winners of the Sun Valley Sprint Triathlon.


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