Finland's Lasse Viren won the 1972 Olympic 10,000 meters in a world record time of 27:38.35, despite falling down onto the track in the 12th lap after a collision. He later won the 5,000 meters, and again won both 4 years later in Montreal. Viren was one of the last 'Flying Finns', who defined long-distance running for decades since Paavo Nurmi. Post-racing, he served in Finland's parliament for 9 years.
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An Olympics fan blog celebrating the athletes of the Olympic Games and Olympic sports
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Random highlights of Olympic sport athletes - news, social links, and more, seen through the cheeky lens of this one particular, passionate fan.
A Little Roundup
Links to select Olympic sports headlines & news that catch my eye and focused on celebrating the stories of athletes
Let's Get Social
What are Olympic sport athletes up to on social media, away from competition?
Athletes Worth Watching
A look at some emerging Olympic sport athletes worth keeping an eye on
They are the Champions
Celebrating the world champions of Olympic sports with photo recaps
Ramblings and Things
I have my own comment and opinions on Olympic sports news sometimes!
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Thoughts on Olympic sports films, art, books, TV, etc. that I've come across now and then...
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Me at Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park
Header: Kallimarmaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896