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Track legend Jesse Owens left lasting legacy on Valley

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ASU, Arizona change Michael Phelps as he nears final bow at Rio Olympics Elite runners flocking to Flagstaff Ali’s spirit makes impact in Arizona Olympic medalist prepares elite track athletes at Phoenix-based Altis Arizona athletes take aim at 2016 Olympic Games Arizona becoming a popular place to train for Olympic hopefuls Flagstaff’s Verfuerth charging toward third Paralympic Games appearance [/su_pullquote] Many know Jesse Owens for his ability to rise above, to demolish stereotypes and destroy barriers on his way to achieving one of the greatest feats of any African American in the 1900’s. However, what many don’t know is how much of an impact Owens had on the Valley, where he left a legacy behind that many still revel in today. (Video by Kristina Vicario/Cronkite News)

Flagstaff’s Verfuerth charging toward third Paralympic Games appearance

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ASU, Arizona change Michael Phelps as he nears final bow at Rio Olympics Elite runners flocking to Flagstaff Ali’s spirit makes impact in Arizona Olympic medalist prepares elite track athletes at Phoenix-based Altis Arizona athletes take aim at 2016 Olympic Games Arizona becoming a popular place to train for Olympic hopefuls Track legend Jesse Owens left lasting legacy on Valley [/su_pullquote] Flagstaff resident Kaitlyn Verfuerth is active in the local community as a town disabilities commissioner and as the girls' tennis coach at Flagstaff High. But come May, Verfuerth will tackle a new challenge, as qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro heats up. (Video by Kerry Crowley/Cronkite News)