Väinö Muinonen

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Väinö Muinonen
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for  Finland
European Championships
Gold 1938 Paris Marathon
Silver 1946 Oslo Marathon

Viktor ("Väinö") Muinonen (December 30, 1898, Lappeenranta – June 10, 1978) was a Finnish long-distance runner, who competed for his native country at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany.

Born in Imatra, Muinonen is best known for winning the gold medal in the men's marathon at the 1938 European Championships in Paris, France. He set his personal best of 2:33:03 in 1946, at the age of 47.

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