7 months Remembering Jesse Owens Manilatimes |Sports
EDDIE G. ALINEAEighty-four years ago on May 25, American Olympic legend James “Jesse” Owens broke five world records and equaled a sixth in a span of, would you believe, 45 minutes. Competing at the Big 10 championships at Ann Arbor, Michigan, the slender Owens, clad in the scarlet and gray uniform of his alma mater Ohio State University, assaulted the record books on a sunny afternoon of that day of year 1935 by sprinting and jumping his way to victories. Here was how Owens did the trick: At 3:15 p.m., Owens streaked to triumphantly in the 100-yard dash, equaling ... more