Time For Kids Biographies - Jesse Owens Running into History
Jesse Owens ran like the wind. With his high-stepping gait, he almost flew past his competitors, setting track-and-field records in the process. His exceptional performance at the 1936 Olympics won Jesse admirers from all over the world and made his name synonymous with athletic excellence.
Time For Kids® Biographies help make a connection between the lives of past heroes and the events of today. Jesse Owens is an example of a true athlete: fair, honorable, and focused on being the best in his field. His achievements serve as an inspiration to all people today.