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Maurice Greene

America Athlete + Olympic Medalist
Male
Born Jul 23, 1974

Maurice Greene is a retired American track and field sprinter who specialized in the 100 meters and 200 meters. He is a former 100 m world record holder with a time of 9.79 seconds. During the height of his career (1997–2004) he won four Olympic medals and was a five-time World Champion. This included three golds at the 1999 World Championships, a feat which had previously only been done by Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson and has since been equaled by three others.… Read More

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  • Gay Turns Back The Clock With 100 200 Double
    Chicago Times - Jun 24, 2013
  • Elianne Ramos: National Family Literacy Month: Time To Bring Back Reading As A Family
    Huffington Post - Nov 08, 2012
  • Hugger Stole Oap’s Wallet
    The Gazette - Apr 20, 2012
  • Matson: Kansas Relays Are More Than Just A Meet
    Kansan - Apr 18, 2012

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Maurice Greene.

CHILDHOOD

1974 Birth Born on July 23, 1974.

TWENTIES

1995 20 Years Old In 1995 he took part in his first major international tournament at the World Championships in Gothenburg, but was eliminated in the 100 m quarter-finals.
1996 21 Years Old His next season was disappointing, as he failed to make the American team for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. … Read More
…  This included three golds at the 1999 World Championships, a feat which had previously only been done by Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson and has since been equaled by three others. … Read More
2002 27 Years Old In 2002, Greene lost his 100 m world record to fellow American Tim Montgomery, who beat his time by .01 (9.78 s +2. m/s), while Greene himself was injured and watched the race from the stands; Montgomery has since been found guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs, and his record has been retroactively rescinded. … Read More
2004 29 Years Old At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greene added to his medal tally with the bronze after finishing third in his attempt to defend his 100 m title, and a silver as the anchor leg runner on the United States 4 × 100 m relay team, narrowly denied another Olympic Gold by the British team, who won by .01 seconds. … Read More

THIRTIES

2006 31 Years Old On December 21, 2006, he appeared as one of the "strangers" on the NBC game show Identity. … Read More
2008 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 4, 2008, Greene announced his retirement from track and field in Beijing, citing nagging injuries and a wish to see new individuals succeed in the sport. … Read More
2012 37 Years Old Following his track career he has become an ambassador for the IAAF and a TV personality, appearing on Identity, Blind Date, and Dancing with the Stars. Most recently he volunteered as a track coach at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) for the 2012–2013 season. … Read More
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