Paavo Nurmi Stadium
2011 Finnish Championships in Athletics at Paavo Nurmi Stadium
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Paavo Nurmi Stadium (Finnish: Paavo Nurmen stadion, Swedish: Paavo Nurmis stadion) is a multi-use stadium in Turku, Finland. It is currently used mostly for football matches and athletics meets. It holds 13,000 people and is named after the Turku-born runner Paavo Nurmi. Twenty athletics world records have been set at the stadium. John Landy broke the world records for the 1,500 m and the mile (1954), Nurmi for the 3,000 m (1922), Emil Zátopek (1950) and Ron Clarke (1965) for the 10,000 m, Viljo Heino for the one hour run (1945) and the 20 km (1949), Matti Järvinen for the javelin throw (1932) and Charles Hoff for the pole vault (1925).
- Rimpiläinen, Tuomas (6 October 2010). "Turkuun pystytettiin kirjoitusvirheitä pursuava muistomerkki". Turun Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 20 September 2012.
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