He won his first World Championship gold medal in 1997 in Athens, and won three more in 1999 in Seville.
About Maurice Greene
Sprinter who won two gold medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, for the 100M and the 4x100M relay.
For a stretch of his career he dated fellow sprinter - and TV personality - Claudia Jordan.
Friends and colleagues
His world-record 100M time was broken three years later by Tim Montgomery, who beat it by 0.01 seconds.
On June 16, 1999 in Athens, he set the world record for the 100M, running it in just 9.79 seconds.