'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, 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.
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 "...it would always get me where I was
going..." He would always run. He then went on to attend Ohio State University and there
he set the new worlds record for the broad jump at the length of 26 feet and one forth
inch. Going on to the...