Athletics Career Highlights
Lasse Viren, Finland Born : 1949 in Finland. Viren continued the pre-war tradition of Finnish distance runners. Achieved unique double double of 5000 and 10,000 Metres in successiveOlympics. In 1976 he also came 5th in the marathon as he attempted to equal Emil Zatopek`s historic feat.

 

Titles

Outdoor

1972:
Olympics: 5000 Metres; 10,000 Metres
1973:
1974:
1975:
1976:
Olympics: 5000 Metres; 10,000 Metres

World Records

Outdoor

1972:
10,000 Metres: 27.38.40