Describe how Luz Long and Jesse Owens performed in the board jump finals as narrated in Jesse’s own account “My Greatest Olympic Prize”.
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In the board jump finals, Luz Long broke his own past record with a peak performance. In doing so, Long pushed Jesse for another peak performance. Owen went on to set the Olympic record of 26 feet 5-5/16 inches. The moment Jesse landed from his final lap, Luz was standing at his side, congratulating him. While Jesse won the gold medal, Luz won the silver.
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