Maurice Greene
America athlete, Olympic medalist
Maurice Greene
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.
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Gay turns back the clock with 100-200 double
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Sprinter's second victory of meet defies his vow to be more cautious DES MOINES, Iowa — Maurice Greene, Olympic 100-meter champion in 2000 and bronze medalist in 2004, was working for Eurosport at last summer's London Olympics, doing postrace interviews with athletes.     
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Elianne Ramos: National Family Literacy Month: Time to Bring Back Reading as a Family
Huffington Post - over 4 years
For many of us self-professed book geeks, nothing beats curling up with a book and exploring the wild, infinite confines of worlds both real and imagined. And for many of us, that love for the written word started in childhood, in the stories our parents would read to us, long before studies and statistics proved it to be so valuable. Sadly, it seems that with the complications of modern life, reading as a family is giving way to a culture of over-busy, hyper-connected non-readers. This November, the celebration of National Family Literacy Month brings about a great opportunity for everyone to get back into the beautiful tradition of reading as a family. A host of schools, libraries, and other literacy organizations, including North Carolina's third largest school district, Guilford County Schools (GCS), and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), are hosting special activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy programs throughout the mon ...
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Hugger stole OAP’s wallet
The Gazette - almost 5 years
A WOMAN pretended to hug a pensioner on Blackpool Promenade and then stole his wallet. Tyne Yates, 21, of Devonshire Road, Layton, pleaded guilty to stealing the 74-year-old man’s wallet containing £80 when she appeared before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court. Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said the pensioner was walking along Blackpool Promenade, near to the Metropole Hotel, when Yates came up and asked him for a cigarette. She then asked him for a light. The pensioner told officers she next got hold of him by the hips, hugged him and asked him for sex. The court was told the man said ‘no’ and walked away. Two witnesses who saw what happened believed a theft had taken place and alerted police. The pensioner was given back his wallet and cash by a police officer who attended the incident. When arrested and interviewed at Blackpool’s main Bonny Street Police Station, Yates said she needed to steal items for cash as she had a drug and alcohol habit to feed. The defendant was sentence ...
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Matson: Kansas Relays are more than just a meet
Kansan - almost 5 years
We live in an age where team sports dominate the sporting landscape because they draw more interest and are more attractive to sports fans. Much of our sports discourse revolves around the four main professional sports leagues ­— NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB — and the two revenue-generating college sports — NCAA football and NCAA basketball ­— because they are immensely popular to watch and discuss. It’s easy to understand these sports because the media does a great job exposing them to the public. Lost in the shuffle in our sports culture are the individual, Olympic sports that conceived these highly active, competitive games we’ve grown to love. The 85th annual Kansas Relays started yesterday in Lawrence. The Kansas Relays were founded in 1923 by two legendary Kansas coaches: Former basketball coach Phog Allen and former football coach John Outland, whose involvement in the Penn Relays inspired him to carry on a similar tradition at Kansas. The Penn Relays is the oldest and largest ...
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Track: Khalfani Muhammad runs season best 10.54 100 meters
LATimes - almost 5 years
Khalfani Muhammad, the junior sprinter from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, turned on the speed on Saturday at the Maurice Greene Invitational and came away with his best clocking in the 100 meters, winning in 10.54 seconds against an elite field. He defeated Corona Roosevelt's Elijah Mitchell and Oaks Christian's Vinnie Saucer in what could be a preview of this year's state championships. "He ran well," Notre Dame Coach Joe McNab said. It was an improved performance from the Arcadia Invitational, when Muhammad finished fourth after a poor start. -- Eric Sodheimer
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FOR THOMAS, IT'S ALL ABOUT HIS SIGNATURE SHOES - Bahamas Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The Grand Bahama native joined athletes such as former world champion Maurice Greene, who displayed a pair of Adidas spikes draped in the American flag that he wore when he competed at a press conference here. Veronica Campbell-Brown, the 100m silver
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Top 10: Sport's loveable losers - Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
He kept a huge sense of humour about the whole thing, however, joking that he had " never run that far before", and claiming that, "If I was running against Maurice Greene, I probably would have been lapped!" Misapeka, a US College football star,
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'Psychic' Greene slams false-start rule - Deccan Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Maurice Greene was the one strutting around with an 'I-told-you-so' expression here on Monday after his prediction on Yohan Blake's triumph proved spot-on in the men's 100M final the previous night. “I am a psychic,” Greene joked during a chat with
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Maurice Greene's all-time greatest athletes - Channel 4 News
Google News - over 5 years
Former 100m world record Maurice Green gives us his top four greatest athletes of all time. Usain Bolt may be fast - but he doesn't make the cut
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Eurosport telt af naar Londen 2012 - TV-Visie
Google News - over 5 years
Olympisch sportnieuws komt in newsflashes aan bod en Eurosport strikte de voormalig Olympisch kampioenen Maurice Greene en Pieter van den Hoogenband als Olympische experts. Ook op 'the road to' zijn zij voor Eurosport actief
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Faster and stronger, just for how much longer? - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Then Maurice Greene and Asafa Powell. Now Usain Bolt is the fastest man ever. Yet, between those and many other great runners over 20 years, Lewis's time has only been bettered by less than a third of a second. Modern science, medicine, nutritional and
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Trinajst let od velikega uspeha na EP-ju mladih košarkarjev - RTV Slovenija
Google News - over 5 years
Rodil se je ameriški šprinter Maurice Greene. Na olimpijskih igrah leta 2000 je v Sydneyju osvojil zlato medaljo na 100 metrov in v štafeti 4 x 100 metrov. V Atenah ni ubranil naslova, pač pa je osvojil bron. V kraljevski disciplini je bil trikrat
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Maurice Greene
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 37
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Maurice Greene was born in Kansas City, Kansas and attended F.L. Schlagle High School. In his youth and high school, he participated in both American football and track and field. After high school, Greene received a Track scholarship to the University of Kansas.
  • 2008
    Age 33
    In April 2008, the New York Times reported that Greene had paid Mexican discus thrower Angel Guillermo Heredia $10,000, which Heredia claimed was in payment for performance-enhancing drugs.
    More Details Hide Details Greene admitted meeting Heredia and making the payment, but claimed it was common for him to pay for "stuff" for other members of his training group, and reiterated that he had never used banned drugs. Greene was a contestant on Season 7 of Dancing with the Stars, and was paired with two-time champion Cheryl Burke. He was eliminated on Week 8 of the competition, taking 5th place. He hyperextended his leg during the competition. He later helped out in their pro-dancer competition and danced a Tango with future winner Anna Demidova. Greene also appeared on the American television series Blind Date where he was paired with a woman named Christie. Greene and Christie agreed that they would see each other again. He has a tattoo that reads GOAT referring to his claim to be "Greatest of All Time". In an event set up by ESPN's Todd Gallagher, Greene appeared in the book "Andy Roddick Beat Me With a Frying Pan" racing in a 100-meter race against the book's editor, who had a 31-meter head start and the help of a moving sidewalk. Greene lost by a nose.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Greene said he hopes to pursue coaching and business interests.
  • 2006
    Age 31
    On December 21, 2006, he appeared as one of the "strangers" on the NBC game show Identity.
    More Details Hide Details The contestant, a self-professed track and field fan, incorrectly identified him by name as Marion Jones, although she identified him as the "world's fastest man."
  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Greene ran 53 sub-10-second 100 m races during his career, which at the time was more than any other sprinter in history. This record has now been surpassed by Asafa Powell who has 88 100 m sub-10-second runs to his name. Previously Greene had held the record for the most wind-legal sub-10-second clockings for 100 m in one season, when he ran 9 sub-10s in 1999. This record was also broken by Asafa Powell in 2006 (12), and it was improved by Powell in 2008 to 15.
  • 2002
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The record was broken legitimately by Asafa Powell in 2005 with a time of 9.77 s (+1.6 m/s wind).
  • 1999
    Age 24
    In 1999 he set the 100 m world record at 9.79 s (+0.1 m/s wind), beating Donovan Bailey's standing world record of 9.84 s (+0.7 m/s wind), and lowering the world record by the largest margin since the advent of electronic timing.
    More Details Hide Details Greene also matched Bailey's 50 m indoor world record time, but the run was never ratified. He also set the 60 m indoor world record twice. His 60 m indoor record is currently at 6.39 s. Both records still stand. In addition, Maurice Greene is the only sprinter to hold the 60 m and 100 m world records at the same time.
    At the 1999 World Championships, he also won the 200 m title, the first to win both sprint events at a World Championships.
    More Details Hide Details However, he did not run the 200 m at the 2000 Olympics after an injury at the US trials.
    He successfully defended his title in 1999 and 2001 and captured the Olympic gold medal in the 2000 Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details He was also successful at the 200 m.
    Greene was also successful indoors: he was the 1999 Indoor World Champion and remains the world record holder in the 60-meter dash and the joint-fastest man over 50 meters.
    More Details Hide Details He raced sparingly after an injury in 2005 and officially retired in 2008. Over his career, he made the second most sub-10-second runs (51) in the 100m (since surpassed by Asafa Powell).
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His career was affected by a number of injuries from 2001 onwards, although he won the 100 meters bronze and silver in the sprint relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
  • 1996
    Age 21
    His next season was disappointing, as he failed to make the American team for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
    More Details Hide Details After watching the Olympic final from the stands, Greene made his way to Los Angeles to seek the coaching of John Smith. He joined the start up HSI group. He went on to become the group's most visible member. The following season would be his breakthrough. At the World Championships in Athens, Greene won the 100 m title. This marked the beginning of Greene's dominance in the 100 m.
  • 1995
    Age 20
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on July 23, 1974.
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