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Nur·mi(no͝or′mē), Paavo 1897-1973.
Finnish runner. One of the greatest middle-distance runners in history, he won a total of nine Olympic gold medals (1920, 1924, and 1928) and set numerous world records.
Nurmi(ˈnɜːmɪ; Finnish ˈnurmi)
(Biography) Paavo (ˈpɑːvɔ), known as The Flying Finn. 1897–1973, Finnish runner, winner of the 1500, 5000, and 10 000 metres' races at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris