What was so special about Owens competing in the 1936 Olympics?

At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, African American track star Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal of the Games in the 4×100-meter relay. His relay team set a new world record of 39.8 seconds, which held for 20 years. … Later, at Ohio State University, he demonstrated himself to be one of the greatest athletes in the world.

Which is considered by Owens as the greatest Olympic prize WH?

In the finals, Jesse Owens won and secured gold medals, but the friendship he formed with Luz Long was what he calls his greatest Olympic Prize and considered it 24-carat pure.

Who is the 2nd fastest man alive?

Fastest Sprinters in History

Number Time (seconds) Athlete name
1. 9.58 Usain Bolt
2. 9.69 Tyson Gay
2. 9.69 Yohan Blake
4. 9.72 Asafa Powell
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