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(1740) Paavo Nurmi

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1939 UA. Discovered 1939 Oct. 18 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named in memory of Turku-born Paavo Nurmi, the famous Finnish long-distance runner who won seven gold and three silver medals in the Olympic Games and broke 15 world records. (M 5281)

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