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Paavo Nurmis was a Finnish distance runner. He dominated middle and long-distance running in the early 20th century. Paavo has won 12 medals in total with 9 of them gold and 3 silver. He also remained undefeated in cross country events and the 10,000 meteres during his 14-year career. He died in 1973. The name Paavo comes from Latin origins meaning “small”.
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