Though with all the jobs Jesse had he could not do track in the afternoon so his coach made him get there before school so he could practice track. /jesse set Junior high records in the high jump with a 6 foot jump and he set another one in the broad jump with 22 feet 11 inches and 3/4. In high school, Jesse won all his major track events. He set records in the 100 meter dash with 9.4 seconds which also tied the world record. Also in high school he set two world records.
Knowing he was a gifted sprinter he never thought he would become the fastest man in the world. Bolt then attended the CARIFTA 2001 games receiving a silver in the 400 meter dash running a 48.3secs, he also ran a 21.08 in the 200 meter dash and received another silver medal. Usain Bolt went to another competition at a young age the 2001 ... ... middle of paper ... ...merican. Bolt has said: “I was made to inspire people and to run. I know I am clean.
Apart from that, he was also known as “Rapid” Ray Lewis, as he could outrun anyone his age. From that moment, anyone knew that he would outshine his peers in the future. During his high school years, he dominated the track-and-field sport, which was the only sport he was allowed to do. Ray was so good that he even tried out for the 1928 Olympics as a 400meter runner. He came in fourth place, making it into Canada’s team.
He was encouraged mainly by his Junior High Track coach, Charles Riley. Riley started a rigorous training program for Owens in morning sessions before school because Owens worked. Within a year, Owens was running the 100-yard dash in eleven seconds and in 1928 he set two world records for his age group in the high jump, at six feet, and the long jump, at twenty-two feet, eleven and three-quarters inches (jesse-owens.org). However Owens did not come to full attention until High... ... middle of paper ... ...ward for inspiring others "to reach for greatness." Despite all the awards Owens received, that following year on March 31st, 1980 Jesse Owens passed away due to lung cancer.
Although Jesse was unable to participate in after-school practices because of work, Coach Riley offered to train him in the mornings. Jesse agreed. At Cleveland East Technical High School Jesse became a track star. As a senior, he tied the world record in the 100-yard dash with a time of 9.4 seconds, only to tie it again while running in the Interscholastic Championships in Chicago. While in Chicago, he also leaped a distance of 24 feet 9 5/8 inches in the broad-jump.
You have probably never felt what it is like to wear four beautiful, Olympic, gold medals around your neck. But a man by the name of Jesse Owens has. He was an African-American track and field star who lived in the 1900’s and felt the sensation of winning too many times to count. Jesse Owen’s life was filled with childhood poverty, along with constant segregation and discrimination, and yet he managed to entertain and prove to the world his outstanding capabilities in track and field can come from any person, no matter how different they are. Jesse Owens’s childhood began in Oakville, Alabama on September 12, 1913 (source 3).
Jesse became a lifetime role model just from one summer olympic games. Owens just demonstrated what every young black kid in America wanted to become when the arose to his type of greatness. Jesses' to becoming the best at this olympic games was a pretty tough road. He was pushed back because of the color of his skin , now there was no way in hell the he used this as any type of an excuse when he didn't come in first.
Steve said a version of that in one of his great speeches. Any race he ran was better than I have ever done and better than I will ever do but I still strive toward his accomplishments and give everything I have. Every race that I have run, he is in my thoughts and I strive and strive until I give it all I’ve got and that is never enough. I can always run a good race but it is most likely not with all my strength and ... ... middle of paper ... ...wenty years after his tragic death, he continues to inspire distance runners across the nation with his impressive times, great quotes, and unique running ability. Let Pre die?
(prefontainerun,1998)When the summer came Pre trained diligently for the next season of cross country, he ran early in the morning, and sometimes more than twice a day. (Jordan,1997) His hard work and determination paid off. "It was at the district cross country meet his sophomore year that his potential to become an outstanding runner showed itself," said Pre's high school coach, Walt McClure. "We were against the defending state mile champion and the boy who would become the state high school champion. There was maybe a quarter mile left to go when this little guy in purple passed them (the group of runners leading the race) and took a short ... ... middle of paper ... ...oulevard and crashed into a rock wall.
When Owens told him he couldn't make it to after school practices because of his job. The coach personally offered to train him before school started in the morning. Owens agreed and began his training. Jesse also accomplished many goals such as; during his senior year in high school he tied the world record for the 100-yard dash with a time of 9.4 seconds, and tied it again in the Interscholastic Championships in Chicago. At the Big Ten meet in Ann Arbor on May 25, 1935, Jesse set three world records and tied a fourth.