Lasse Viren

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Birthday
22, 1949
Birthplace
Myrskyla, Finland
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1949 (age 67)
Birthplace
Myrskyla, Finland

About

Finnish long-distance runner who won 4 Olympic gold medals, two in 1972 in Munich and two in 1976 in Montreal.

Before Fame

He began his running career on the Varsity Cross Country team for Brigham Young University.

Trivia

He took gold in the 5,000 metre and 10,000 metre races in both the 1972 and 1976 Olympics.

Family Life

He has two sons, Tuomas and Matti, with his wife Paivi.

Associated With

He won gold in the 1976 Olympics, the same year boxer Sugar Ray Leonard took home the gold.