Finnish middle and long-distance runner who established records within the 1924 Summer Olympics, successful five precious metal medals along the way. He was dubbed the ‘Traveling Finn’ to be a freakishly fast middle and long-distance runner. He gained nine Olympic silver medals and three sterling silver medals. He previously a short-lived relationship to Sylvi Laaksonen. His total record of Olympic medals was surpassed by way of a few others, including Michael Phelps.
|1||At the Paris Olympic Games in 1924, he won won five gold medals: three individual ones and two in team events. He won the 1500 meters and 5000 m with less than two hours between the two finals.|
|2||After retiring from competitive running, he became a building contractor. He invested wisely, and made a considerable fortune, mainly in the housing industry. In the 1930's and 1940's, he sometimes took leave from his business commitments to train Finnish runners.|
|3||During his career, he broke world records in most distances from 1500 m to 10,000 m.|
|4||Uncle of Vampira, whose real name is Maila Nurmi.|
|5||Ran with a stop watch. Lit the Olympic torch at the 1952 games in Helsinki. Won nine gold and three silver medals (1920, 1924, 1928 Olympics).|
|Sano se suomeksi||1931|
|The Olympic Series: Golden Moments 1920-2002||2003||Video documentary||Himself|
|Paavo Nurmi - mies ja aika||1978||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Helsinki 1952: Games of the XV Olympiad||1952||TV Mini-Series||Himself|
|Maailmat kohtaavat - XV Olympiakisat Helsingissä 1952||1952||Documentary||Himself|
|Parlamentin palkeilta stadionin hiilimurskalle||1949||Documentary short||Himself|
|Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations||1938||Documentary||Himself - Spectator Watching 10000 Metres Race (uncredited)|
|Suomen armeija||1927||Documentary short||Himself|
|Mannerheim - Jörn Donnerin kertomana||2011||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Truth About Sauna: The Truth About Finns||2008||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Paavo Nurmi: Paras kaikista||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|... ja niinhän tuli juostua! sanoi Viljo Heino||1988||Documentary short||Himself|
|Four Minute Fever||1956||Documentary short||Himself|
|The Bob Mathias Story||1954||Paavo Nurmi - Olympic Distance Runner (uncredited)|
|Näin syntyi nykypäivä... 1900-1950||1951||Documentary||Himself|
|Sports Immortals||1939||Documentary short||Himself|
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