Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Greene and Devers, elected to the Hall of Fame of America

Former Olympic champion Maurice Greene, Gail Devers and Vince Matthews has been appointed to the Hall of Fame American athletics federation, the USA Track & Field (USATF).

Those elected into the Hall along with former world champion Craig Virgin Cross Country, the seven-time Boston Marathon winner Clarence DeMar and coach Bob Timmons, at a ceremony to be held on December 3 at the annual meeting of the USATF in St. Louis.

Green, a former world record holder in the 100 meter sprint, won Olympic gold in that specialty and in the 4x100 relay at the 2000 Sydney Games, in addition to having won three world titles in the 100 meters.

Devers, three hurdles world champion, Olympic gold medalist in the 100 meters at the 1992 Olympics and 1996 and also won a gold medal in 4x100 relays in 1996.

Matthews won the gold in the 400 meters at the 1972 Munich Olympics and the U.S. team that broke the world record in the 4x400 at the Games in Mexico City in 1968.

Meanwhile, Timmons coached 16 world record holders and mentored Jim Ryun, the first U.S. college athlete to run the race of a mile (1.61 kilometers) in less than four minutes.


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