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Jesse Owens is not the only athlete to race against animals

November 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Athletics

Winning gold at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin did not guarantee Jesse Owens¬†financial success. In the years to follow, he regularly raced against horses to generate income. Here’s a video of one of his races in which he beat the horse. He is not the only person ever to race against animals: Michael Phelps raced a shark (sort of!), and others raced a cheetah. See our article on Man versus Animal.


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