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Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Four World Records

Jesse Owens

 
 
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By Dave Wilcox, February 6, 2013
1. Four World Records Marker
Inscription.
Four World Records
Established on Ferry Field at the Big Ten track meet Ann Arbor May 25, 1935

Broad Jump 26 ft. 8-1/4 inches.
220 yds low hurdles 22.6 seconds.
220 yd sprint 20.3 seconds.
100 yd dash 9/4 seconds.

Jesse Owens 1913 – 1980
Design by Denis Lee

 
Location. 42° 16.114′ N, 83° 44.489′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker can be reached from South State Street. Click for map. Marker in located the southeast corner of the Ferry Field track, north the Ray Fisher baseball complex and west of Yost Ice Arena on the athletic campus of the University of Michigan. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1112 South State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Law Quadrangle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Martha Cook Building (approx. half a mile away); William L. Clements Library (approx. half a mile away); Engineering at Michigan (approx. half a mile away); The Denison Archway (approx. half a mile away); Michigan Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics
Four World Records Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, February 6, 2013
2. Four World Records Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club (approx. mile away); The Main Street Shopping Experience (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
More about this marker. The brick structure where this marker is located also has three memorials to former University of Michigan athletes that gave their lives for their country in World War I, World War II and Vietnam.
 
Also see . . .  Jesse Owens Biography. (Submitted on February 13, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
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By Dave Wilcox, February 8, 2013
3. Four World Records Location
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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