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On May 25, 1935, then-Buckeye and soon-to-be hero of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games Jesse Owens set three world records and tied a fourth in a time span of less than two hours.

Competing at the Western Conference (now known as the Big Ten Conference) Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., Owens first raced to a winning time in the 100-yard dash. He crossed the finish line in 9.4 second, a time that equaled the existing world mark.

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Then, he proceeded to string together three world record marks in the short span of 70 minutes. His run started at the broad (long) jump pit, where he reached 26 feet, 8 ¼ inches to snap the existing world mark by a whopping 6 inches.

Approximately 10 minutes later, Owens bested his second world record. This time, he won the 220-yard dash in a time of 20.3, beating the world standard by three-tenths of a second.

The third world record fell into the hands of the “Buckeye Bullet” in the 220-yard low hurdles, where the native of Cleveland, Ohio dashed and bounded to a first-place time of 22.60, topping the previous world record by four-tenths of a second.