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News04 Jan 2021

Charley Paddock and Paavo Nurmi - the brightest stars of 100 years ago

The year is 1921. David Lloyd George is Britain's Prime Minister with Winston Churchill appointed Colonial Secretary, the King of the United Kingdom and Emperor of India is George V, Warren Harding is inaugurated as U.S. president, Vladimir Lenin heads the government of Soviet Russia, Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh) is born, Bill Tilden and Suzanne Lenglen are the Wimbledon champions and Jack Dempsey holds the world heavyweight title. So what is happening in athletics?

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Feature04 Jan 2021

Charley Paddock and Paavo Nurmi - the brightest stars of 100 years ago

Remembering Charley Paddock and Paavo Nurmi, the brightest athletics stars of 1921

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Feature01 Sep 2020

Fast company: looking back at the 11 men who have held the one-hour world record

If Mo Farah succeeds in his bid to capture Haile Gebrselassie’s 13-year-old world one-hour record at the World Athletics Wanda Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday, the Briton will officially become the 12th man in history to hold the record.

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Plaque09 May 2019

Weltklasse Zurich

Weltklasse Zürich is an annual, invitation-only, track and field meeting at the Letzigrund stadium in Zürich, Switzerland, generally held at the end of August.

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Plaque01 Dec 2018

PAAVO NURMI & PAAVO NURMI GAMES

“The Phantom Finn”, coined by American sports writers to describe Paavo Nurmi who was elusive on the track.

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News03 Feb 2017

Nurmi to be honoured at Millrose Games in Finland’s centenary year

There are several reasons why 2017 is a big year for Finland – and for Paavo Nurmi in particular.

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News08 Jan 2014

Lagat headlines Millrose 2000m field

This year’s Millrose Games on 16 February will play host to the Paavo Nurmi 2000m, honouring the legacy of the multiple Olympic gold medallist who in 1925 set a world indoor record over the distance at The Armory.

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