Top 20 Runner celebrities in Finland
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Runner celebrities [Updated June 5, 2023].
Paavo Nurmi was born
on June 13, 1897
He won nine Olympic gold medals and three silver medals.
Valtteri Luoma-aho was born
on July 4, 1997
He is known for helping congregate and host an event based in Orimattila where the Freerunners of Finland gather together. He was also interviewed by Farang in September of 2017.
Lasse Viren was born
on July 22, 1949
in Myrskyla, Finland.
He took gold in the 5,000 metre and 10,000 metre races in both the 1972 and 1976 Olympics.
Hannes Kolehmainen was born
on December 9, 1889
in Kuopio, Finland.
He became a US citizen in 1921 when he also enlisted in the 14th Regiment of the National Guard of New York.
Martti Vainio was born
on December 30, 1950
He ran below the 29-minute barrier in 68 out of his 80 10,000 meter races.
Ville Ritola was born
on January 18, 1896
He won a total of six medals at the 1924 Olympics, four being gold.