Breaux Greer
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World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka - Victory ceremony for the men's javelin competition. Andreas Thorkildsen, Tero Pitkämäki, Breaux Greer.
Personal information
Born (1976-10-19) October 19, 1976 (age 45)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight102 kg (225 lb)
Sport
Country United States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)NACACR 91.36 m (2007)
Medal record

Breaux Greer (born October 19, 1976) is a retired American track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. He is the current American record holder in the event, with a throw of 91.29 m (299.5 ft), achieved on June 21, 2007, at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships. With it, he is currently ranked as the #15 thrower in history. This was also the best throw in the world for almost eight years until surpassed by Julius Yego in 2015. He is an eight-time American Champion, consecutively 2000 – 2007. His coach was Finnish javelin thrower Kari Ihalainen.

Greer appeared on the second season of the 2008 version of American Gladiators as Hurricane.[1]

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1997 USA Outdoor Championships Indianapolis, Indiana 3rd 78.10 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 12th 82.63 m (qual)
79.91 m (final)
2001 USA Outdoor Championships Eugene, Oregon 1st 85.23 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th 87.00 m
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 2nd 85.86 m
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd 79.21 m
World Championships Paris, France 14th 76.82 m
2004 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 1st 87.68 m (NR)
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 12th 87.25 m (qual)
74.36 m (final)
2005 Mt. SAC Relays Walnut, California 1st 87.65 m
2006 Diamond League - Meeting de Paris Paris, France 3rd 85.45 m
2007 Diamond League - Bislett Games Oslo, Norway 2nd 88.73 m
USA Outdoor Championships Indianapolis, Indiana 1st 91.29 m (AR, NR)
World Championships Osaka, Japan 3rd 86.21 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 22nd 73.68 m

Quotes

"Dude, I throw a stick. Come on. I get paid a pretty good salary to throw a stick."[2][3]

Personal life

Greer and his wife, actress Katy Mixon, had a son in May 2017[4] and a daughter in May 2018.[5]

References

  1. ^ Faraudo, Jeff (July 4, 2008). "American javelin icon Greer fails to qualify". East Bay Times. Retrieved September 22, 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Breaux Greer Quote". A-Z Quotes.
  3. ^ Gregory, Sean (July 24, 2008). "100 Olympic Athletes To Watch" – via content.time.com.
  4. ^ "'American Housewife' Star Katy Mixon and Fiancé Breaux Greer Wel - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8". Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Baby Girl on the Way for Katy Mixon and Breaux Greer". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved November 29, 2017.