Jesse Owens

Sport (Years): Track and Field (1935-1936)
Reported Personal Best: 8.13 meters or 26 feet, 8 inches (long jump)

Before the steroid era changed the game, there was one American whose leaps made figurative strides for blacks everywhere. While racking up four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Germany, Owens also set a world record for the long jump (8.13 meters) that would stand for 25 years. Oh yeah, did we mention he did all this in front of hating-ass Adolf Hilter? #KING