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The untold story of Jesse Owens has now been revealed

posted Apr 3, 2016, 1:44 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted February 25th, 2016

Race is the story of Jesse Owens (played by Stephen James), an African American Track-and-Field star that moves down to Ohio to be coached by Larry Snyder (played by Jason Sudeikis). We learn during the movie that Larry was a former track star and Olympian. We also see how the American Olympic Committee, headed by Avery Brundage (played by Jeremy Irons) decide if they should go to Berlin to be in the Olympics and try to negotiate with Germany leaders on the racial policy of the games. Race shows the struggles of Jesse from his family, racism, and racing that cause him to question his desires in life. Race also shows the Olympics that not everyone knows about or have heard of before.  While Race doesn’t give us a vivid picture of Jesse Owens and who he is, Race does have great acting and interesting facts on an event that has been unknown to many.