Jesse Cleveland Owens

Jesse Cleveland Owens (HM1J8Y)

Location: Danville, AL 35619 Lawrence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 26.252', W 87° 9.989'

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Jesse Owens track career started in high school when one day in gym class, the students were timed in the 60-yard dash. Coach Charlie Riley saw the raw, yet natural talent that young Jesse had and immediately invited him to run for the track team.

In high school, Jesse became a track star.
100-yard dash - 9.4 seconds (tied world record)
Tied world record again in interscholastic championship
Broad jump - 24 feet 9 5/8 inches (world record)

May 25, 1935 Big Ten Conference
Owens broke three world records and tied a fourth in a 70-minute span.
100-yard dash - 9.4 seconds (tied world record)
200-yard dash - 20.3 seconds (world record)
220-yard low hurdles - 22.6 seconds (world record)
Broad Jump - 26 feet 2½ inches (world record)

1936 Berlin Olympics
Four Gold Medals
100 meter dash - 10.3 seconds (tied world record)
200 meter dash -20.7 seconds (Olympic record)
400 meter relay - first leg - 39.8 seconds (Olympics and world record)
Long Jump - 26 feet 5¼ inches (Olympic record)
(Jesse's long jump record stood for over 25 years)

Test your skill. See if you can reach Jesse's record of 26 feet 5¼ inches in the long jump.
HM NumberHM1J8Y
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Date Added Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 484704 N 3810683
Decimal Degrees34.43753333, -87.16648333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 26.252', W 87° 9.989'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 26' 15.12" N, 87° 9' 59.34" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7034 Co Rd 203, Danville AL 35619, US
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