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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Random highlights from the world of Olympic sports athletes, through the cheeky lens of one particular, passionate fan.
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