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).
Paavo Nurmi Games, a track and field meet, is held at the stadium annually.
- Rimpiläinen, Tuomas (6 October 2010). "Turkuun pystytettiin kirjoitusvirheitä pursuava muistomerkki". Turun Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 20 September 2012.
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