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Maurice Greene

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Inducted: 2011, athlete

Born: July 23, 1974 - Kansas City, Kansas

Events
60 m - 6.39
100 m - 9.79
200 m - 19.86


Already a world champion, Maurice Greene became one of the all-time greats when he established a world 100m record of 9.79 in 1999. From that point, Greene would collect four Olympic medals (two gold) and another six World Championships Indoor and Outdoor gold medals. 1999 was a breakthrough season for Greene. He won three gold medals at the World Outdoor Championships (100m, 200m, 4x100m) and the 60m gold medal at the World Indoor Championships. The world indoor record holder at 60 meters, he traveled to Sydney for the 2000 Olympic Games and came home with gold in both the 100m and 4x100m. Perhaps his most memorable race occurred at the 2001 World Outdoor Championships when he injured his leg 60m into the final race and yet held on for the win. The injury nearly ended the brilliance of his career, but at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Greene he added a silver medal in the 4x100m and bronze in the 100m. By career’s end, Greene ran under 10 seconds in the 100m a total of 53 times, which was more than any other sprinter in history at that time. After retirement, he was known for competing in the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars.

Records Held
World Record (indoor): 60 m - 6.39 (February 3, 1998 - )

Championships
2000 Olympic Games: 100 m relay - 37.61 (1st)
2000 Olympic Games: 100 m - 9.87 (1st)
2000 Olympic Trials: 100 m - 10.01 (1st)
2004 Olympic Games: 100 m relay - 38.08 (1st)
2004 Olympic Games: 100 m - 9.87 (3rd)
2004 Olympic Trials: 100 m - 9.91 (1st)
1997 World Outdoor Championships: 100 m - 9.87 (1st)
1999 World Indoor Championships: 60 m - 6.42 (1st)
1999 World Outdoor Championships: 100 m relay - 37.59 (1st)
1999 World Outdoor Championships: 100 m - 9.82 (1st)
1999 World Outdoor Championships: 200 m - 19.90 (1st)
2001 World Outdoor Championships: 100 m - 9.82 (1st)
1997 USA Outdoor Championships: 100 m - 9.90 (1st)
1999 USA Outdoor Championships: 200 m - 19.93 (1st)
2001 USA Indoor Championships: 60 m - 6.51 (1st)
2002 USA Outdoor Championships: 100 m - 9.88 (1st)

Education
high school: F.L. Schlangle High School (Kansas City, Kansas)
undergraduate: Park College (Parkville, Missouri)
undergraduate: Kansas City Community College (Kansas City, Kansas)

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