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  • Began running track when he was 8 years old.
  • Played football in high school in addition to competing in track and field.
  • Won his first World Championship in 1997 in Athens, Greece.
  • Set the 100-meter world record in 1999 with a time of 9.79 seconds; was dubbed the World's Fastest Human.


  • Jackie Greene — Mother
  • Kelly Greene — Sister
  • Ernest Greene Jr. — Brother
  • Ryan Alexandria — Daughter
  • Ernest Greene — Father
  • Michael Greene — Brother


  • Attended Park College, Parkville, MO; attended Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS

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  • Birth Place: Kansas City, KS
  • Profession: Track & field athlete

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