A False Memory

I clearly recalled seeing a gilded pair of Lasse Virén’s spikes in the museum’s
showcase. The pair of spikes that I remembered seeing were the same one
Virén had worn when he won the 5000 meters at the 1972 Munich Olympic
Games In spite of my clear memory, there are no gilded Virén spikes in the museum, but instead one of Paavo Nurmi’s spikes. This was told to me when I visited the museum for the first time in connection with my exhibition. I was so disappointed to learn the truth that
I decided to turn this false memory to my benefit, and to realize the missing
spikes in the museum.

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