Finnish long distance runner who won five Olympic gold medals, four of which came during the 1924 Olympics.
He emigrated from Finland to the United States at the age of 17.
He won a total of six medals at the 1924 Olympics, four being gold.
He was one of eight siblings who all emigrated to the United States.
His four gold medals at the 1924 Olympics were one less than Paavo Nurmi's five.