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American Olympic runner Jesse Owens and other Olympic athletes compete in the twelfth heat of the first trial of the 100m dash.

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    American Olympic runner Jesse Owens and other Olympic athletes compete in the twelfth heat of the first trial of the 100m dash.
    American Olympic runner Jesse Owens and other Olympic athletes compete in the twelfth heat of the first trial of the 100m dash.  

Owen won the race.  He ultimately took first place in the event, finishing the race in 10.2 seconds, a record time; however, the record was disallowed by German officials, who claimed that Owens had had the benefit of a tailwind.

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    American Olympic runner Jesse Owens and other Olympic athletes compete in the twelfth heat of the first trial of the 100m dash.

    Owen won the race. He ultimately took first place in the event, finishing the race in 10.2 seconds, a record time; however, the record was disallowed by German officials, who claimed that Owens had had the benefit of a tailwind.
    Photographer
    Heinrich Hoffmann/Studio of H. Hoffmann
    Date
    1936 August 03
    Locale
    Berlin, [Berlin] Germany
    Variant Locale
    Berlin-Buckow
    Berlin-Mariendorf
    Berlin-Ploetzensee
    Berlin-Reinickendorf
    Berlin-Tempelhof
    Berlin-Wannsee
    Berlin-Schlachtensee
    Berlin-Duppel
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park

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    Photo Source
    National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
    Copyright: Public Domain
    Source Record ID: 242-HD-77

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    2018-02-08 00:00:00
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