August 21, 2004
This is perhaps the Olympics' most glamorous track and field event, with the fastest performer often referred to as the world's fastest human. Maurice Greene, former world record holder and 2000 Olympic champion is among the favorites in this year's event, which starts today.
August 2, 2002 |
Maurice Greene, the reigning Olympic and world champion in the 100 meters, will join the Woodland Hills Taft High track program as an assistant coach. Taft earlier hired 1992 Olympic gold medalist Quincy Watts, an alumnus, as head coach. Greene, who lives in Granada Hills and set the world record at 9.79 seconds in 1999, approached Watts about helping coach the sprinters. "When you have the fastest man in the world who wants to help coach, what can you say?" Watts said.
August 6, 2001 |
First, Maurice Greene felt a pinch in his left quadriceps. A stride later, with about 15 meters left in his quest for his third consecutive 100 meters world championship, Greene felt his hamstring twang. But worst of all, he felt the hot breath of U.S. teammate Tim Montgomery, who had brashly predicted he would bring about Greene's downfall. "When I'm in a race like that," Greene said, "I'm going to have to kill myself before I'd stop. When you want something so bad, you have to fight to get it."
September 2, 2000 |
Maurice Greene ran the fastest 100 meters of the year, winning in 9.86 seconds Friday at the ISTAF meet, the last major track and field competition before the Sydney Olympics. Marion Jones won the women's 100, finishing in 10.78 to match her world-leading season-best that she ran in London on Aug. 5. Both marks broke meet records. Greene, who had the previous meet record at 9.94, got a fast start out of the blocks and won by a large margin over fellow American Jon Drummond, who finished in 9.96.
July 1, 2002 |
Dwain Chambers beat world record-holder Maurice Greene for the second time in 48 hours, winning the 100 meters Sunday at the IAAF Norwich Union Grand Prix Classic. Chambers followed his victory over Greene at the Bislett Games in Oslo on Friday by leading a British sweep of the top three spots. Chambers stormed out of the blocks to lead the Olympic and world champion at 50 meters and finished with a winning time of 9.95 seconds.
August 30, 2001 |
For more than two years, sprinter Maurice Greene has been the advertising face of the Goodwill Games in Australia, shown on billboards and in television commercials ready to burst from the starting blocks. As it turns out, that's about as close as he'll get to running the 100-meter race. The marquee attraction and world record-holder pulled out of the event today and canceled all on-track engagements for the rest of the season because of a leg injury.