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Jesse Owens

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Jesse Owens

"I always loved running...it was something you could do by yourself, and under

your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted,

fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the

strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs."

-Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens, a black man who contributation to the world will be know to

everyone. A man who has broken all the boundaries. A man who has won many names

and awards. A man of many talents. A man with a title “fastest man ever”. A MAN

Jesse Owens, one of the eight children in his family, one of the best

track and field athletes of all time. He was born 1913, on a farm in the city of

Danville Alabama, under his real name, James Cleveland Owens. He went to

Fairmount Junior High School. Then he went on to high school where he was a

track athlete and there his high points were the running broad jump (long jump),

the one-hundred meter dash and the two-hundred meter dash. After graduating from

high school he attended Ohio State University (OSU).

Charles Riley taught him after he first saw him in junior high. He was a

excellent track runner in high school, one of the best in the world. Like

mentioned above, he was excellent in the broad jump, the one-hundred meter dash,

and the two-hundred meter dash. He loved running when he was young, he said “

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