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    Fact Four He officially received his famous nickname from his schoolteacher when he was nine years old and just starting school in Cleveland, Ohio.
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    In high school, he won three track and field events at the 1933 National Interscholastic Championships. Two years later, while competing for Ohio State University, he equaled one world record and broke three others. In 1936 Owens won four gold medals at the Olympic Games in Berlin. Owens died from cancer on March 31, 1980.
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    Born on September 12, 1913, in Oakville, Alabama, track and field athlete Jesse Owens starred in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany. On the anniversary of his birth, explore 10 surprising facts about the man who was once the fastest in the world.
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    Jesse Owens was and is today famous for his unbelievablenumber of record breakings under his belt. In high school, he set the broad jump record by leaping 22 feet and 11¾ inches over, only to extend that record by two more feet his senior year Read more: FACTS ABOUT JESSE OWENS | Interesting Facts http://www.factsbarn.com/facts-about-jesse-owens/#ixzz46IznzyVA
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    In the 1936 Olympics, Owens successfully disapproved Hitler’s prejudice overviews on those who weren’t of the Aryan race, by winning over all his other competitors Read more: FACTS ABOUT JESSE OWENS | Interesting Facts http://www.factsbarn.com/facts-about-jesse-owens/#ixzz46J0LtawL
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    Fact Five: During college, to support him and his wife Ruth, Fact Five: During college, to support him and his wife Ruth, Owens worked a plethora of jobs Read more: FACTS ABOUT JESSE OWENS | Interesting Facts http://www.factsbarn.com/facts-about-jesse-owens/#ixzz46J1J20TO
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    Jesse Owens was the captain of his varsity team at Ohio State University. Because he was African-American he was not allowed to live in the on-campus dorms.