Hannes Kolehmainen

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ABOUT

Juho Pietari "Hannes" Kolehmainen ( pronunciation ; 9 December 1889 – 11 January 1966) was a Finnish four-time Olympic Gold medalist and a world record holder in middle- and long-distance running. He was the first in a generation of great Finnish long distance runners, often named the "Flying Finns". Kolehmainen competed for a number of years in the United States, wearing the Winged Fist of the Irish American Athletic Club. He also enlisted in the 14th Regiment of the National Guard of New York, and became a U.S. citizen in 1921.

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Date Of Birth

09.12.1889

Age

76

Date Of Death

11.01.1966

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