Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Finland - Turku, Paavo Nurmi Statue

Turku Abo

This postcard is from 2017 and features a statue of Paavo Nurmi.

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Paavo Johannes Nurmi, (13 June 1897 – 2 October 1973) was a Finnish middle- and long-distance runner. He was nicknamed the "Flying Finn" as he dominated distance running in the early 20th century. Nurmi set 22 official world records and won nine gold and three silver medals in the Olympic Games.

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