Viljo Akseli Heino 1998 Deaths

Viljo Akseli Heino

Age: 84

the last of the track stars called the "Flying Finns"; established world records despite suffering from a leg injury during Finland's war with the Soviet Union in 1939; set the world record for the 10,000-meter run, and was given credit in the same race for setting a world six-mile record in 1944; cause of death not given

Died: Tempere, Finland, Sept. 15, 1998

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