Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Jesse Owens Track
Jesse Owens' incomparable achievements as an Ohio State and Olympic athlete are legendary.
During the Big Ten Championships in 1935, he set three world records and tied a fourth. In the 1936 Olympic Games he won four gold medals.
He carried the name of this University and this country to world acclaim. He personified the sportsmanship ideal. He cared for people and challenged them to give their best.
As long as athletes compete in sports, or people strive for excellence in any undertaking, the life and accomplishments of Jesse Owens will remain an enduring inspiration.
Erected by The Ohio State University.
Location. 40° 0.684′ N, 83° 1.713′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Fred Taylor Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on SW corner of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jesse Owens (here, next to this marker); Coach Woody Hayes (approx. 0.2 miles away); A. B. Graham and the 4-H Movement / Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Coach Woody Hayes (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lane Avenue Bridges (approx. half a mile away); Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Freedom Brutus (approx. ¾ mile away); General Curtis E. LeMay (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,058 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.