.He was a famous black runner in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. He was 23 when he was in the Olympics. He won 4 gold medals in the Olympics. His entire team won 11 gold medals. After returning from the Olympics Jesse started Playground directing in Cleveland Ohio. He was also the director of the Chicago Boys Club. Jesse one said, “The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals, the struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it.