Olavi Salonen (left) the day of The three Olavi
|Born||20 December 1933|
|Height||1.74 m (5��ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb)|
|Event(s)||Middle distance running|
|Club||RU-38, Kaipolan Vire|
|Achievements and titles|
On 11 July 1957 Salonen ran a 1500-metre race in Turku. He finished second with the same world record time 3:40.2 as the winner Olavi Salsola. The new world record stood only for one day. Czech runner Stanislav Jungwirth ran 3:38.1 on the next day at Stará Boleslav.
- "Olavi Salonen - Biography". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
| Men's 1500 m World Record Holder
11 July 1957 – 12 July 1957