Paavo Nurmi.

Bibliographic Details
Title: Paavo Nurmi.
Authors: Mehrhof, Joella H.
Source: Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2021. 1p.
Subject Terms: Nurmi, Paavo, 1897-1973
Abstract: Athlete. Paavo Johannes Nurmi was born in Turku, Finland, on June 13, 1897. Paavo’s father died when Paavo was thirteen years old. Paavo was required to go to work as an errand boy to help support the family. In 1912, Paavo’s life changed dramatically. A Finnish runner named Hannes Kolehmainen won three long-distance running events in the 1912 Olympics. The entire country of Finland became obsessed with running. Paavo joined his compatriots and began training in long-distance running.
Published: 2021
Database: Research Starters