Finland's BestMontreal 1976: Lasse Viren of Finland leads the field on his way to victory in the men's 10,000m. Viren showed extraordinary powers of reaching a peak when it really mattered - in the Olympic arena. He achieved the rare double of 5,000 and 10,000 metres twice, both at Munich in 1972 and four years later in Montreal. But his feat in the longer race at Munich is the best remembered: just before the halfway point he suffered a fall, but not only did he get up and push himself to catch the field, but he sped away from them across the final two laps which he ran in 1 min 56.2 sec to set a new world record time of 27 min 38.4 sec. Soon after the Games he broke the record for 5,000m but between Olympic appearances he often showed only poor form for a man with such ability.