November 27, 1924
Paavo Nurmi, the Finnish runner, who sails from Liverpool on Saturday in the White Star liner Celtic, visited the ground of the Liverpool Football Club at Anfield on Thursday, and did a run if about three-quarters of a mile. Nurmi ran with his watch in his hand and timed himself throughout.
(Hull Daily Mail: November 27, 1924)
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