All posts tagged: History

Nurmi, right, and Joie Ray, left, with U.S. President Calvin Coolidge during Nurmi's 1925 U.S. tour.

Records as Toys

It’s no secret that I have a crush on Finland and therefore devour every article I can find about this country. When, in addition, journalists write about Finland and running, I am hooked. So let me recommend a piece written by Liam Boylan-Pett for the Løpe Magazine about an inimitable runner from the north, Paavo Nurmi, and his U.S. tour in 1924 and 1925. Boylan-Pett reconstructs his journey and all the races he ran. Like this one in the Madison Square Garden in New York.