Jesse Owens

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'I always loved 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.



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 " 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...