Man who died during Ironman Chattanooga remembered as 'beautiful person'
Montague loved how he could feel his muscles strain. He was a certified lifeguard, a certified scuba diver and a first responder.
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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