Olympics: Unforgettable moments

Updated: Jul 23, 2012 14:07 IST

Some Olympians are born to run fast, others simply force themselves. Paavo Nurmi was one of the latter, a man of such iron will and fierce discipline that nobody hoping to survive on talent alone could dream of coming near him. In 1958, when he looked back over his athletic career, he said that the one thing it had taught him was that there are
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Some Olympians are born to run fast, others simply force themselves. Paavo Nurmi was one of the latter, a man of such iron will and fierce discipline that nobody hoping to survive on talent alone could dream of coming near him. In 1958, when he looked back over his athletic career, he said that the one thing it had taught him was that there are "neither unbeatable records nor human limits". Reuters photo

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