Hannes Kolehmainen

1889 - 1966

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Juho Pietari "Hannes" Kolehmainen (Finnish: [ˈhɑnːes ˈkolehmɑi̯nen] ; 9 December 1889 – 11 January 1966) was a Finnish four-time Olympic gold medalist and a world record holder in middle- and long-distance running. He was the first in a generation of great Finnish long-distance runners, often named the "Flying Finns". Kolehmainen competed for a number of years in the United States, wearing the Winged Fist of the Irish American Athletic Club. He also enlisted in the 14th Regiment of the National Guard of New York, and became a U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hannes Kolehmainen has received more than 128,693 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Hannes Kolehmainen is the 21st most popular athlete (down from 14th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Finland (down from 36th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Finnish Athlete.

Hannes Kolehmainen is most famous for being the first Finn to win a gold medal in the Olympics, in the 1924 Winter Olympics.

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Over the past year Hannes Kolehmainen has had the most page views in the with 15,912 views, followed by Finnish (14,579), and German (3,283). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (61.24%), Esperanto (56.22%), and Hebrew (37.86%)


Among athletes, Hannes Kolehmainen ranks 21 out of 6,025Before him are Felix Baumgartner, Mike Powell, Stefka Kostadinova, Florence Griffith Joyner, Ellery Harding Clark, and Iolanda Balaș. After him are Tamara Press, Marita Koch, Luz Long, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Frank Zane, and Sigfrid Edström.

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Among people born in 1889, Hannes Kolehmainen ranks 45Before him are Hannes Meyer, Li Dazhao, Otto Georg Thierack, Olave Baden-Powell, Philip Noel-Baker, and Richard Réti. After him are Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Siegfried Kracauer, Hannah Höch, Lyubov Popova, Frank Lentini, and Erik Jan Hanussen. Among people deceased in 1966, Hannes Kolehmainen ranks 41Before him are Ludwig Binswanger, Gino Severini, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Alfred Naujocks, Lao She, and Charlotte Cooper. After him are Battista Farina, Siegfried Kracauer, Erwin Piscator, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Elizabeth Arden, and Frank Lentini.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Hannes Kolehmainen ranks 42 out of 751Before him are Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg (1865), Hjalmar Siilasvuo (1892), Aino Aalto (1894), Tom of Finland (1920), Ari Vatanen (1952), and Aleksis Kivi (1834). After him are Matti Nykänen (1963), Eliel Saarinen (1873), Hugo Simberg (1873), Hannu Mikkola (1942), Zachris Topelius (1818), and Jari Litmanen (1971).

Among ATHLETES In Finland

Among athletes born in Finland, Hannes Kolehmainen ranks 2Before him are Paavo Nurmi (1897). After him are Ville Ritola (1896), Lasse Virén (1949), Matti Järvinen (1909), Albin Stenroos (1889), Gunnar Höckert (1910), Elias Katz (1901), Ilmari Salminen (1902), Volmari Iso-Hollo (1907), Juhani Suutarinen (1943), and Lauri Virtanen (1904).