30 December 1950 • Vehkalahti , Finland
Coach • Janitor • Athlete
At the 1983 World Championships in Athletics he dropped to fourth place by a very short margin in the 10, 000 metres race, and incensed by that caught the bronze in the 5000 metres,
He received his first Finnish Championships in Athletics medal in 1974 when he finished third in 5000 metres after Seppo Tuominen and Rune Holmén.
Olympic athlete of Finland • Athletics • Cross Country
Competitors stripped of Olympic medals • World championhips in Athletics medalist • European Athletics championhips medalist
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