Lasse Vir N

Lasse Vir N

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lasse Artturi Vir n (born July 22, 1949) is a former Finnish long-distance runner, winner of four gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics. Born in Myrskyl, Finland, Vir n recaptured the image of the "Flying Finns" promoted by runners like Hannes Kolehmainen, Paavo Nurmi, and Ville Ritola in the 1920s.A police officer from Myrskyl, Vir n debuted on the international scene in 1971. His performances at the 1971 European Championships in Helsinki were overshadowed by fellow Finn Juha V t inen, who captured gold medals in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter events with Vir n settling for modest 7th and 17th placings, respectively. According to Viren himself and his coach, Rolf Haikkola, Viren could have placed better in the 1971 European Athletics Championships, if he had done the "emptying exercise" of his system earlier - according to Haikkola, he followed the Finnish Athletics Federation's leaders' bad advice - and if he hadn't been pushed almost to the point of falling at the start of the last lap in the 5,000-metre final.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136585308
  • 9786136585307