Nurmi, Paavo (Johannes)

Nurmi, Paavo (Johannes)
born June 13, 1897, Turku, Fin.
died Oct. 2, 1973, Helsinki

Finnish track athlete.

The outstanding long-distance runner of his generation, he captured nine gold medals and three silver in three Olympic Games (1920, 1924, 1928), setting two records at the 1924 games in a little over an hour. He held the world record for the mile run for eight years (1923–31). For his prowess he was nicknamed "the Flying Finn."

Paavo Nurmi, 1931.


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