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Paavo Nurmi
Birth: Jun. 13, 1897
Turku
Turku Municipality
Finland Proper, Finland
Death: Oct. 2, 1973
Helsinki
Helsinki Municipality
Uusimaa, Finland

Olympic Athlete. A Finnish runner who broke many records in the 1920s, he was in his first Olympics at the age of twenty-three in 1920, where he won a silver medal. He won all of his medals in a relatively short period of time, and was last in the Olympics in 1928, after his main event (the cross-country run) was dropped from the program. In total, he won nine gold medals, one of only four athletes to have done so. Later in life, Paavo Nurmi worked as a business contractor, until his death in 1973. He is well known as "The Flying Finn." (bio by: Namida) 
 
Burial:
Turku Cemetery
Turku
Turku Municipality
Finland Proper, Finland
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Namida
Record added: Nov 10, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12301420
Paavo Nurmi
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Paavo Nurmi
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Paavo Nurmi
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