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Jesse Owens's Running Shoes
Owens shoes1936 olymp

Origin

Jesse Ownes/Adolf Dassler/1936 Olympics

Type

Running Shoes

Effects

Allows user to run at 100 mph without fatigue

Downsides

User can only run for short distances

Activation

Wearing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Olympia-776BC

Aisle

36412-9459

Shelf

873472-4491-508

Date of Collection

April 23, 1968

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OriginEdit

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist.

Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump and was recognized in his lifetime as "perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history". His achievement of setting three world records and tying another in less than an hour at the 1935 Big Ten track meet has been called "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport" and has never been equaled. At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, Owens won international fame with four gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4x100 meter relay. He was the most successful athlete at the games and as such has been credited with "single-handedly crush[ing] Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy."

EffectEdit

When worn, the user can run at 100 mph without fatigue, but only for short distances.

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