Jesse Owens

The fastest man to ever live

Facts About Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens was born in 1913 and died in 1980.His real name was James Cleveland Owens. Jesse Owens died because of lung cancer. He broke three world records. His parents were sharecroppers and his grandparents were slaves. Jesse's nickname was the Buckeye Bullet.

Some of Jesse Owens' Quotes

"One chance is all you need"

"Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing it."

"For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world."

"We used to have a lot of fun. We never had any problems. We always ate. The fact that we didn't have steak? Who had steak?"

"We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."

Jesse Owens Olympics

Jesse Owens won four races in the 1936 Olympics. He won four gold medals. The medals he won embarrassed Adolf Hitler. Jesse held the long jump record twenty-five years.
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