Maurice Greene was born on July 23, 1974, and is a well-known American former track and field sprinter. He is best known for his performances in the 100 and 200 meters dashes.
Maurice Greene, the former world record holder in the 100-meter dash, won four Olympic medals and was a five-time World Champion.
Here are some of his inspiring quotes.
“My stance has always been that there’s no place in our sport for drug users. I’ve always said it’s a ban for life if you come up positive. I stand by that.”― Maurice
“You’d like more people to recognise what you do is special. But I take the attitude that the best thing I can do for my sport is to be the best at it. The best way people will come to recognise that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it.”― Maurice
“If you do not train hard you will never fulfill your potential.”― Maurice
“When the gun fires you must concentrate for every second on the way to that finish line. You should know exactly how long it will take you to and think about every step of the race you are about to run.”― Maurice Greene
“Athens is a great place for me. It is my second home. It’s where I won my first world championship medal, it’s where I set my world record.”― Maurice Greene
“The world record will come to me when I run the world record race. I’m just trying to perfect my race. I’m looking for perfection.”― Maurice Greene
“If you look at the sponsors who were in the sport 15 years ago compared to now there are a lot fewer. Why? Because those runners who took drugs tainted the sport. They tainted all of us in it.”― Maurice
“I don’t think about second or third place.”― Maurice
“Weather is uncontrollable. Only the Lord above can control the weather. Whatever we get, we have to work with.”― Maurice
“I’ve had bad jobs. Now I have a good one. I’m thankful.”― Maurice
“Everyone is coming after me now. Fine, let them keep on coming. I’m the fastest man in the world, no doubt.”― Maurice
“In America, we have three major sports – baseball, football and basketball. They get the most coverage. Then there’s things like golf which mop up most of what is left. But track and field? We are way at the bottom of the totem pole.”― Maurice Greene
“I love running in Europe, man, running at places like Zurich and Crystal Palace where the crowd is so knowledgeable and appreciative.”― Maurice Greene
“You’d like more people to recognise what you do is special. But I take the attitude that the best thing I can do for my sport is to be the best at it. The best way people will come to recognise that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it. Which is what I intend to do.”― Maurice Greene
“You have to know this: running a 100m race is an intense experience. You have a lot of emotion at the end of the race. It is not easy to control that when you win.”― Maurice Greene
“It is only those who believe in their ability who shine when it matters.”― Maurice Greene
“Every race is not perfect; there are obviously a lot of things I can improve on at the end of the race.”― Maurice Greene
“I have a God-given talent and I work very hard for what I do. Anybody can run fast. It’s how you run fast. I pay attention to technical things now.”― Maurice
“You have got to believe in yourself every time you go out there and race. If you have no faith in your ability all that training has been a waste of time.”― Maurice Greene
“Among the world elite there are a handful of athletes who are physically capable of winning it.”― Maurice
“It’s a mental battle trying to come back from injuries and I don’t feel like having that mental battle with myself.”― Maurice