Finnish middle and long distance runner who set records in the 1924 Summer Olympics, winning five gold medals in the process.
He was dubbed the 'Flying Finn' for being a freakishly fast middle and long-distance runner.
He won nine Olympic gold medals and three silver medals.
He had a short-lived marriage to Sylvi Laaksonen.
His total record of Olympic medals was surpassed by a few others, including Michael Phelps.