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Track and field getting Hall of Fame

Updated: March 8, 2012, 10:14 AM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- Jesse Owens was named an inaugural member of the IAAF Hall of Fame on Thursday, more than 75 years after he won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and showed up Adolf Hitler's idea of Aryan supremacy.

Owens joined Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and nine others as the first athletes to be honored by the IAAF in the newly created Hall of Fame. The announcement is to mark the 100-year anniversary of the organization on July 17.

Joining Owens are Abebe Bikila, ...

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