Paavo Nurmi

One of theĀ greatest distance runners in history, the 'Flying Finn' won nine gold medals in long-distance running events during the 1924 and 1928 Olympics, including the 1,500m and 5,000m on the same afternoon in Paris in 1924. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2012/jul/30/lizzie-a... Ā