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Editor's Note: Excerpted with permission from "Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Ownens and Hitler's Olympics" by Jeremy Schaap published by Houghton Mifflin in February. Copyright © 2007 by Jeremy Schaap. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission. Chapter Two: Out of Alabama
|With his father's "long, lion-spring legs," Jesse Owens made history.|
In the same Olympics where Jesse Owens captured four gold medals, the grandson of Virginia slaves won gold in the 800 meters.
John Woodruff is 91 years old and living in Phoenix. George Tanber tells the story of Woodruff's extraordinary run in Berlin.
|An African-American dominating on Hitler's stage still resonates today.|