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kpaavola
11-09-03, 01:00
Here are a couple of links regarding the 2003 Paavo Nurmi Marathon. It's a 26 mile run held in Hurley, Wisconsin, where I went to high school. The second link has photos of some of the participants.

www.hurleywi.com/what_to_do/pg-marathon.asp

www.karenthibodeaux.com/paavo/

June Pelo
11-09-03, 02:10
Just about all my life I heard about Paavo Nurmi from my father. Paavo won 9 gold medals (6 individual)in 1920, '24 and '28 Olympics; from 1921-31 broke 23 world outdoor records in events ranging from 1,500 to 20,000 meters. Paavo was born in 1897 and died 1973.

June

kpaavola
11-09-03, 02:18
June, do you have his ahnentafel? I wouldn't be surprised if you did!! :D

June Pelo
11-09-03, 03:04
Kevin,

No, I don't have his ahnentafel. All I know is that his father was Johan Fredrik Nurmi from Loimaa. Johan had a brother Karl who had a son Eino Warren in Fitchburg, MA; and he had a son Gary in TN, e-mail: Johnellisonnurmi%40aol.com

June