Maurice Green
Photo by Jim Harris
Maurice Green, who has won the 100 meter race in both world championship and Olympic races, has decided to hang up his spikes in order to pursue coaching and business opportunities.

“Today I’m officially announcing my retirement from the sport. I don’t think I can have that mental battle with myself coming back from injury anymore … I want other people in the sport to shine.

“It’s a little sad for me but it’s happy at the same time because I’ve had a great career. I’ve done a lot of great things,” Greene said.

Maurice Green is one of only 3 men to receive 3 gold medals at a world championship, the 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter relay in 1999.

I remember watching him race when I was in high school, and I wish him luck in his post competitive-running pursuits.