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Latest: Thursday September 14, 2000 06:45 PM|
Maurice Greene, U.S.
2000 Sydney Olympics track competition|
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Greene had a memorable year in 1999, setting a couple of records. In June, he
became the world's fastest man, clocking 9.79 seconds in the 100 meters
(bettering Donovan Bailey's 1996 mark of 9.84). And he became the first man to
win both the 100 and 200 meters at the world championships. Not surprisingly, he
finished the year ranked No. 1 in both events by Track and Field
| Achievements: |
| 2000 ||Millrose Games, 60m, 1st|
| 1999 ||National Championships, 200m,
| 1999 ||World Championships, 100, 200m, 4x100m relay,
| 1998 ||Goodwill Games, 100m,
| 1997 ||National Indoor Championships, 60m,
| 1997 || National Championships, 100m,
| 1997 ||World Championships, 100m,
| 1996 ||Didn't qualify for Olympic
| 1995 ||National Championships, 100m,
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After failing to qualify for the 1996 Games, Greene decided to
make a change. He moved from Kansas City to California to train with coach John
Smith. Smith analyzed every step of Greene's 100-meter race (despite his 1999
world championships gold in the 200m, Greene is still relatively new to that
event). Greene trains with Ato Boldon of Trinidad and Tobago (1996 Olympic 100-
and 200-meter bronze medalist) and American sprinter Jon Drummond. His biggest
threat in Sydney will most likely be Bruny Surin of Canada in the open 100.
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