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  • Paavo Nurmi Biography in English

    Dear All

    English speaking track fans with an interest in Paavo Nurmi might be interested in this link: ... tegoryID=0

    The Sports Museum of Finland has a 179 page full biography of Nurmi (51 photographs) for sale. As far as I know, it's the only full biography of Nurmi available in English. I contacted the museum and they've been really helpful. If you're interested, I'd contact Pia Arvo ([email protected]). I've ordered my copy (it costs 27 Euros) and will let people know when it arrives what it's like.

    Cam Bowie

  • #2
    Can highly recommend the book - pages are double columned and there perhaps aren't quite as many photos as one might hope. BUT it's a full biography of Nurmi - in English - a translation of a biography published in Finland in 1975. Foreword by Viren too. Buy it!

    Who knows - maybe one day they'll translate a full biography of Viren too. Would love to read that too!


    • #3
      So how do you order it, if your Finnish is rusty?


      • #4
        Pia speaks excellent English - if she can understand me you'll have no problems!