Lauri Virtanen

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Lauri Virtanen
Lauri Virtanen 1932.jpg
Lauri Virtanen in 1932
Personal information
Born3 August 1904
Uskela, Salo, Finland
Died8 February 1982 (aged 77)
Turku, Finland
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)5000 m, 10000 m, marathon
ClubTurun Riento, Turku
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)5000 m – 14:36.8 (1932)
10000 m – 30:30.7 (1933); Marathon – 2:48:53 (1935)[1][2]

Lauri Johannes "Lasse" Virtanen (3 August 1904 – 8 February 1982) was a Finnish long-distance runner, winner of bronze medals in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He finished fourth in the 5000 metres at the 1934 European Championships. His brother Eino was an Olympic wrestler.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lasse Virtanen. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Roger Rochard. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Lauri Virtanen at Tilastopaja (in Finnish) (registration required)