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Paavo Nurmi

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Birthday
13, 1897
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Dec 2, 1973 (76)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1897
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Dec 2, 1973 (76)

About

Finnish middle and long distance runner who set records in the 1924 Summer Olympics, winning five gold medals in the process.

Before Fame

He was dubbed the 'Flying Finn' for being a freakishly fast middle and long-distance runner.

Trivia

He won nine Olympic gold medals and three silver medals.

Family Life

He had a short-lived marriage to Sylvi Laaksonen.

Associated With

His total record of Olympic medals was surpassed by a few others, including Michael Phelps.