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.