[ nur-mee; Finnish noor-mi ]
/ ˈnɜr mi; Finnish ˈnʊər mɪ /
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Paa·vo Jo·han·nes [pah-vaw yaw-hahn-nes], /ˈpɑ vɔ ˈyɔ hɑn nɛs/, 1897–1973, Finnish athlete.
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Nurmi was so infuriated that while the Olympic race was in progress, he went to the training track and ran a solo 10,000m, faster than his team-mate Ville Ritola’s gold medal time in the stadium.As Sifan Hassan Attempts Olympic Triple, a Look at Historic Multi-Medalists|jversteegh|August 4, 2021|Outside Online
British Dictionary definitions for Nurmi
/ (ˈnɜːmɪ, Finnish ˈnurmi) /
Paavo (ˈpɑːvɔ), known as The Flying Finn. 1897–1973, Finnish runner, winner of the 1500, 5000, and 10 000 metres' races at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris
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