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Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. ---->>>

All that I am, I am because of my mind. ---->>>


Nationality: Finnish
Born: June 13, 1897
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Die: 10-02, 1973
Occupation: Athlete

Paavo Johannes Nurmi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpɑːʋo ˈnurmi]; 13 June 1897 – 2 October 1973) was a Finnish middle- and long-distance runner. He was nicknamed the "Flying Finn" as he dominated distance running in the early 20th century. Nurmi set 22 official world records at distances between 1500 metres and 20 kilometres, and won nine gold and three silver medals in his twelve events in the Olympic Games (wikipedia)