Maurice Greene

Inducted 2007

MAURICE GREENE
1974 –
Inducted 2007
Maurice Greene was crowned the world’s fastest human in 1999 when he set a world record in the 100-meter dash. He became an Olympic champion one year later in Sydney, Australia. In 1995, Greene took part in his first international competition at the World Championships, but the 1997 season would prove to be his breakthrough year. At the World Championships in Athens, Greene won the 100-meter title and successfully defended his title in 1999 and 2001 and captured the Olympic gold medal in the 2000 Olympics. At the 1999 World Championships, Greene also won the 200 meter title, the first to win both sprint events at a World Championship meet. In 1999 he set the 100-meter world record at 9.79 seconds, beating Donovan Bailey's record of 9.84, and lowering the mark by the largest margin since the advent of electronic timing. In addition, Greene is the only sprinter to hold the 60 and 100-meter world records at the same time. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greene earned a bronze medal in the 100 and a silver as the anchor leg runner on the USA 4x100 relay team. Greene has run over 50 sub-10-second 100s during his career, more than any other sprinter in history. While in high school at Kansas City Schlagle, Greene was a seven-time individual champion at the State Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He was clocked in 10.2 seconds at 100 meters in high school. Born July 23, 1974 – Kansas City Kansas. Graduated F.L. Schlagel H.S., Kansas City, KS, 1993.

Maurice Greene