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We Visited the Childhood Home of the “Flying Finn” Paavo Nurmi – Here’s What We Learned About One of the Greatest Runners of All Time

We Visited the Childhood Home of the “Flying Finn” Paavo Nurmi – Here’s What We Learned About One of the Greatest Runners of All Time

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It is hard to avoid hearing the name, Paavo Nurmi, when you live in Turku, southwestern Finland. Aside from the stadium and statue dedicated to the renowned runner, there is an endless array of sporting events held in his honor. It is hardly surprising given that Nurmi was born and raised in the city, but I am ashamed to admit that I know almost nothing about the man who became known as the “Flying Finn.”

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Kathleen Cusack

Kathleen Cusack is an Australian expat, coming to grips with the Finnish language and its enthusiastic use of vowels. She is passionate about history, tea and the Sydney Swans.

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