The Jesse Owens Track - Columbus, OH
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N 40° 00.694 W 083° 01.706
17T E 326876 N 4431011
Quick Description: A plaque denoting the achievements of athlete Jesse Owens is located on the track named after him at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2011 1:50:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMAFHV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 4

Long Description:
The plaque reads as follows:

James Cleveland (Jesse) Owens 1913-1980
Ohio State University Track and Field Star
Olympic Champion * Ambassador of Sports
Humanitarian * Friend of Youth

Jesse Owens' incomparable achievements as an Ohio State and Olympic athlete are legendary.

During the Big Ten Championship in 1935, he set three world records and tied a fourth. In the 1936 Olympic Games he won four gold medals.

He carried the name of this University and this country to world acclaim. He personified the sportsmanship ideal. He cared for people and challenged them to give their best.

As long as athletes compete in sports, or people strive for excellence in any undertaking, the life and accomplishments of Jesse Owens will remain an enduring inspiration.
Group that erected the marker: Ohio State University

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
43210


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