The Greatest Olympic Race You've Never Heard Of
Sportswriter Grantland Rice called it the "high spot" of the 1936
Olympics. Bill Henry, who called the race for CBS, said it was "the
outstanding victory of the Olympic Games." The event they’re describing
wasn’t staged in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, and it had nothing to do with
Jesse Owens. It took place in the suburb of Grunau, when a group of
college kids from the United States took on Germany and Italy in front
of Hitler and 75,000 fans screaming for the Third Reich.