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Maurice Greene, U.S.
 
Destination:  
Donald Miralle/Allsport
2000 Sydney Olympics track competition
Traveling from:
Irvine, Calif.
Personal:
Age: 25
Height: 5'9"
  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 News.
Achievements:
2000 Millrose Games, 60m, 1st
1999 National Championships, 200m, 1st
1999 World Championships, 100, 200m, 4x100m relay, 1st
1998 Goodwill Games, 100m, 1st
1997 National Indoor Championships, 60m, 4th
1997 National Championships, 100m, 1st
1997 World Championships, 100m, 1st
1996 Didn't qualify for Olympic team
1995 National Championships, 100m, 2nd
Currently:
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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