In Honor of Jesse Owens
February is Black History Month, and Fitdigits is proud to honor American Olympian Jesse Owens.
Owens is famed for competing in multiple events in the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Owens, an African American, competed in front of Adolf Hitler and a German crowd that espoused Aryan Superiority, which was the notion that Caucasians from European and West Asian decent were genetical superior.
No matter what his race, in 1936 Owens was the best sprinter on the planet. Owens dominated, winning 4 gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay, and Long Jump.