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Marion Jones says Montgomery had 'long week'

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MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) Marion Jones said Thursday that boyfriend Tim Montgomery had a ''long week'' during an anti-doping hearing in California, but she didn't address allegations against herself.

The three-time Olympic champion answered a list of scripted questions during a quick news conference before Saturday's Galatletica competition, but didn't address doping allegations against her based on interviews Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative founder Victor Conte gave last year.

Montgomery, who set the 100-meter world record in 2002, never has tested positive for a banned substance. Still, the United States Anti-Doping Agency is seeking to bar him from competition based on secret documents from a federal grand jury investigation into BALCO.

Montgomery was at a hearing in San Francisco this week challenging a potential lifetime ban that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency recommended for his alleged use of banned substances.

''He's had a long week out in California,'' Jones said. ''And I'm just looking forward to having a good competition.''

Besides Jones, Saturday's competition will feature Montgomery, the world's fastest man, and Mexican star Ana Guevara. Jones said she wants to use the event to tune up for U.S. nationals.

''It's time to put it all out there,'' she said.


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