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Paavo NurmiPaavo Nurmi, Track & Field (Finland)

One of the great ‘Flying Finn’s’ on Finland’s epic long-distance Track & Field team of the 1920s. Paavo Nurmi was the best of them, though. He set 22 World Records and three Olympic Records as a runner of Cross country, the 10,000m, 5,000m, 2 mile, 3,000m, Mile, 1,500m and 800m events. Nurmi won nine gold medals over three Olympic games from 1920, 1924, and 1928. He also had four silver medals. In his career he won 201 of his 214 events and was on the podium 211 times. He was never beaten in his 23 cross country events or 17 10,000m events.

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