Owens' 1936 feat stands test of time

Updated: August 14, 2009, 12:28 PM ET
By Jeremy Schaap | Special to ESPN.com

On Saturday, the fastest, strongest and most durable athletes on the planet will gather in the west end of Berlin for the World Track and Field Championships.

And they will be competing on hallowed ground. The stadium in which they will run, jump, throw the hammer and put the shot was built to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games of the 11th Olympiad in 1936, as well as the Olympic track and field competition. More important, it was where Jesse Owens fashioned the ...

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