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Viljo ("Ville") Akseli Heino (1 March 1914 in Iitti – 15 September 1998 in Tampere) was a Finnish athlete who held the world record for the 10,000 metres event from 25 August 1944 to 11 June 1949 and again from 1 September 1949 to 22 October 1949.[1] He was the male Finnish Sportspersonality of the year for 1949.

Born in Iitti, he represented Finland in the 10,000 metres and marathon in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.[2] He also won the Saint Silvester Road Race in São Paulo in 1949.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics - World Progression - Men - 10000m" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. 30 May 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Two Minutes to Glory". Time. 2 August 1948. Retrieved 31 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "1940" (in Portuguese). Saint Silvester Road Race. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
Records
Preceded by
Finland Taisto Mäki
Men's 10,000 m World Record Holder
25 August 1944 – 11 June 1949
Succeeded by
Czech Republic Emil Zátopek
Preceded by
Czech Republic Emil Zátopek
Men's 10,000 m World Record Holder
1 September 1949 – 22 October 1949
Succeeded by
Czech Republic Emil Zátopek


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