Hannes Kolehmainen

1889 - 1966

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Juho Pietari "Hannes" Kolehmainen (Finnish: [ˈhɑnːes ˈkolehmɑi̯nen] (listen); 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 101,250 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Hannes Kolehmainen is the 20th most popular athlete (up from 21st in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Finland (up from 48th 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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Among athletes, Hannes Kolehmainen ranks 20 out of 3,055Before him are Ray Ewry, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Robert Shavlakadze, Felix Baumgartner, Usain Bolt, and Fanny Blankers-Koen. After him are Iolanda Balaș, Coroebus of Elis, Bobby Morrow, Wilma Rudolph, Sohn Kee-chung, and Ben Johnson.

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Among people born in 1889, Hannes Kolehmainen ranks 44Before him are Richard Réti, Edgar Adrian, Mercédès Jellinek, Beno Gutenberg, Vera Mukhina, and Kim Tu-bong. After him are Eberhard von Mackensen, Otto Georg Thierack, Philip Noel-Baker, Frank Lentini, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, and Lyubov Popova. Among people deceased in 1966, Hannes Kolehmainen ranks 40Before him are Ludwig Binswanger, L. E. J. Brouwer, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Charlotte Cooper, Abdul Salam Arif, and Alfred Naujocks. After him are Lao She, Elizabeth Arden, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Erwin Piscator, Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern, and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Hannes Kolehmainen ranks 37 out of 509Before him are Helene Schjerfbeck (1862), Tom of Finland (1920), Kyösti Kallio (1873), Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804), Mika Häkkinen (1968), and Hjalmar Siilasvuo (1892). After him are Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg (1865), Eliel Saarinen (1873), Aleksis Kivi (1834), Mauritz Stiller (1883), Kimi Räikkönen (1979), and Armi Kuusela (1934).

Among ATHLETES In Finland

Among athletes born in Finland, Hannes Kolehmainen ranks 2Before him are Paavo Nurmi (1897). After him are Lasse Virén (1949), Ville Ritola (1896), Matti Järvinen (1909), Albin Stenroos (1889), Volmari Iso-Hollo (1907), Gunnar Höckert (1910), Ilmari Salminen (1902), Lauri Virtanen (1904), Julius Skutnabb (1889), and Elmer Niklander (1890).