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Man who died during Ironman Chattanooga remembered as 'beautiful person'

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Photo: Chattanooga Times Free Press (Gene Montague pictured on the right) Photo: Chattanooga Times Free Press (Gene Montague pictured on the right)

Almost every weekend, his family said, Col. Gene Montague pushed himself to the brink of exhaustion.

He ran marathons. He jumped through mud obstacle courses. He attended martial arts seminars, training until he became a fifth-degree black belt, said his brother, Rashid Basir.

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