Greats Maurice Greene and Gail Devers have been among the latest inductees to the National Track and Field Hall of Fame as announced by US Track and Field earlier in the week, formally admitted into the halls of the very great American athletes of all time.

‘Mo’ won four global titles over 100 and 200m from 1997 through to 2001 and crowned an illustrious sprint career with a convincing Olympic title over the short dash in Sydney 2000, holding off Trinidadian teammate Ato Boldon.

He was very much invincible and dominated the 100m scene in particular like very few in history during those golden five seasons, holding the world record with 9.79 secs set in Athens in 1999 (0.1m/sec) before the Jamaicans took over.

Greene blows away the challenge of Tim Montgomery to win the 100m in 9.82 secs despite limping over the last 15m or so in Edmonton 2001

Despite ongoing serious injury problems following 2001, he managed to stretch his medal-winning streak into Athens 2004 where he got Olympic bronze in a blanket finish thriller snatched by Justin Gatlin at the death. He still owns the 60m world record indoors at a daunting 6.39 secs.

Devers, for her part, was one of a special kind as she combined the flat and the hurdles 100m to the highest level like none else. Funnily enough, while she won two rather surprise Olympic titles over the dash on the trot, regarded as her ‘second’ event, she never got her hands on an Olympic medal of any colour in her speciatly, the hurdles.

Devers denies Merlene Ottey to the 100m global title by a fraction in a blistering 10.82 secs in Stuttgart 1993

She did claim, though, three world titles and two silvers therein spanning an amazing 10 years from 1991 in Tokyo to 2001 in Edmonton. On top of that, she collected four indoor global golds in either the flat or the hurdles 60m.

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