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 #14 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.

Breaux Greer
Personal information
Born (1976-10-19) October 19, 1976 (age 43)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight102 kg (225 lb)
Country United States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)NACACR 91.36 m (2007)

His coach was Finnish javelin thrower Kari Ihalainen. He appeared on the second season of American Gladiators as Hurricane.


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 Sydney, Australia 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

Personal lifeEdit

Greer and his wife, actress Katy Mixon, had a son in May 2017,[3] and a daughter in May 2018.[4]


  1. ^ "Breaux Greer Quote". A-Z Quotes.
  2. ^ Gregory, Sean (July 24, 2008). "100 Olympic Athletes To Watch" – via
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-08-16. Retrieved 2017-06-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Baby Girl on the Way for Katy Mixon and Breaux Greer". Retrieved 2017-11-29.

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