Finnish lengthy distance runner who needed to forfeit his Olympic medal following testing positive for steroids in 1984. He gained his first silver medal for the 10,000 meter competition on the 1978 Western european Championships. He went below the 29-minute hurdle in 68 out of his 80 10,000 meter races. He provides two kids, Mika and Minna, along with his wife Eila. He competed in the 1984 Olympics where runner Carl Lewis produced his initial Olympic appearance.