Runner Ari-Pekka Lattu is dead

Lattu, who ran the 400-meter Finnish record, was 43 years old.

Runner Ari-Pekka Lattu is dead
Ari-Pekka Lattu Photo: All over Press

Ari-Pekka Lattu has died at the age of 43. The picture is from the 2002 Munich European Championships

Ari-Pekka Lattu, a fencer, has died of a long illness. Latu's family reported on his Facebook page.

Lattu was 43 years old when he died.

The track record in the 400-meter fence was 49.36 seconds. which he ran in July 2003. The time was the Finnish record until August 2014.

The sled first competed in the high jump, but due to injuries in 2000 switched to the hurdles. In the high jump, the track record is 219 cents.