Finnish long-distance runner who won 4 Olympic gold medals, two in 1972 in Munich and two in 1976 in Montreal.
He began his running career on the Varsity Cross Country team for Brigham Young University.
He took gold in the 5,000 metre and 10,000 metre races in both the 1972 and 1976 Olympics.
He has two sons, Tuomas and Matti, with his wife Paivi.
He won gold in the 1976 Olympics, the same year boxer Sugar Ray Leonard took home the gold.