Last Updated on April 9, 2013 by Jimson Lee
Maurice Greene breaks the world record in 100 meters.
In June 1999 Maurice Greene set a “new” 100-meter world record of 9.79 seconds, becoming the “first” man to run sub 9.80.
Of course, Ben Johnson ran 9.79 11 years earlier at the 1988 Olympic Games, was later disqualifiled, and the new world record was reverted to Carl Lewis’ 9.92 in that same race.
Then Carl and teammate Leroy Burrell traded world records with 9.90 (1991), 9.86 (1991 World Championships), 9.85 (1994), until Donovan Bailey ran 9.84 in 1996 Olympics. Maurice deMOlished the WR by the largest margin (0.05 seconds) since the beginning of electronic timing.
This video is an amazing clinic on speed, power, and finess.