Jesse Owens - The Olympian Who Stood Up to Hitler

Jesse Owen - Legends Report

By Lewis Dunn, Legends Report Contributor

“We all have dreams. But in order to make our dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.”

- Jesse Owens, Berlin 1936

When you ask someone who they consider to be a ‘sporting legend’ or one of the greatest and most famous athletes ever, many may come up with Mo Farah or Usain Bolt.


Jesse Owen photo courtesy of Breve Storia del Cinema @ Flickr - Berlin Olympiastadion Marathontor photo courtesy of Bjoern Schwarz @ Flickr