Sporting Digest: ATHLETICS

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ATHLETICS

Viljo Akseli Heino, the last of the "Flying Finns," has died at age 84, the International Amateur Atheltic Federation said yesterday. Heino died 15 Sept in Tampere. The cause of death was not given. Heino, though not as well known as Paavo Nurmi and Viljam Ritola, set a 10,000 metres world record of 28min 38.6sec, and beat the s-xmile mark along the way, despite suffering a leg injury in Finland's 1939 war against the Soviet Union.

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