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Paavo Nurmi

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9 x Gold in 1 Games! Finland's Middle Distance Runner Paavo Nurmi | The Olympics On The Record

 

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Legendary Olympic Athlete - Paavo Nurmi

 

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Olympic Games Helsinki 1952, Opening Ceremony

 

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Paavo Nurmi 1924 Olympics,Paris 5 Gold Medals

 

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Paavo Nurmi, turkulainen legenda

Paavo Johannes Nurmi was a Finnish middle-distance and long-distance runner. He was nicknamed the "Flying Finn" as he dominated distance running in the early 20th century. Nurmi set 22 official world records at distances between 1500 metres and 20 kilometres, and won nine gold and three silver medals in his twelve events in the Olympic Games. At his peak, Nurmi was undefeated for 121 races at distances from 800 m upwards. Throughout his 14-year career, he remained unbeaten in cross country events and the 10,000 m.