Original Photo of Paavo Nurmi, Golden Generation of Finnish Runners, 1924 Paris Olympic. By Underwood & Underwood N.Y.
Silver Print , Size of Image 12.5 x 10 cm
(13 June 1897 – 2 October 1973) was a Finnish middle-distance and long-distance runner.
Paavo Nurmi was part of a golden generation of Finnish runners, known as the “Flying Finns”, who dominated the Olympics in the 1920s.
At the Paris Games in 1924, Nurmi won gold in both the 1500m and 5000m. Despite these races taking place on the same day,
he set Olympic records in both and won a further three gold medals in Paris.
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