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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
Location. 40° 0.684′ N, 83° 1.713′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2450 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus OH 43210, United States of America. 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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