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Harry Jerome: The Fastest Man on Earth

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Canadian athlete Harry Jerome overcame racism to reach the height of track-and-field success. When an injury ended his career, Jerome continued training and went on to achieve one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. This short film is a condensed version of the feature documentary Mighty Jerome and supports student exploration into the themes of identity and self-concept, and understanding of care, prevention and decisions regarding sports-related injuries.