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On this day in 1935 Jesse Owens set 3 World Records and tied another in what is called the Greatest 45 Minutes Ever In Sports.

It still looks like a misprint.

Four world records in three-quarters of an hour. Not 45 weeks or 45 days but 45 minutes.

Eighty years ago on May 25th, at the 1935 Big Ten Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., Jesse Owens didn’t rewrite the record book – he tore it up.

In less than an hour, the 21-year-old Ohio State sophomore tied the world record in the 100-yard dash and then set the world record in the long jump, the 220-yard dash and the 220 low hurdles.