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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 25, 1912, Image 9',
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HOW GREATEST ;RUNNER DEVELOPED HIS SPEED
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Kolehmainen winning 5,000 meter race at-Stockholm.
By W..G.. Shepherd.
Stockholm, -Swedenrjuly 25.
I have talked to "Honnes Koleh
mainen, the fastest long distance
runner in the world, who made
Jean Bouin, I the French wonder,
George Bonhag,,Abel Kiviat, Tel
Berna and other, American' stars
look like mile posts in"' the mur
.derous 5,000-metef race. This is
what Kolehmainen' told me : -
"My brothers and 'lwere born
in Knopus, in-th'e wildest part, of
Finland, Our father was- the vil
lage carpenter.' "We joined a lit-"
tie "athletic club" started' by the
village'bricklay.e'r'six years ago.
. "Williamjoined first and Tatu
(David)' laughed at him. Next
winter William, who was never
a good skifer, beat Tatu and then
Tatu joined the cluV, and so did
I. I w;as 17.' 'Tatu vowed he'd
beat Willia'm onskfis, and every
bunday they raced" over the
4'0rie Sunday I went with them
and came -in. first, "W-e" raced a-
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