People: Sep. 11, 1964

The short-pants set won't remember him, but those who pause for breath after climbing a flight of steps recall Jesse Owens, the Negro track-and-field star whose four gold medals left his Aryan hosts at the post during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owens is 51 now, a Chicago marketing consultant, but, torch in hand, he puffed a few Manhattan blocks in track shorts to set the pace for 3,500 relay runners in a 3,100-mile cross-country "Run for the Money," to raise $1,000,000 for the 1964 U.S. Olympic team. ....

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