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Janne Virtanen
Born (November 16,1969)
Finland EspooFinland
Residence Turenki
Occupation Carpenter/Strongman
Competition record
Janne Virtanen
Janne Virtanen
Strongman[1]
Competitor for  Finland
World's Strongest Man
2nd 1999 World's Strongest Man
1st 2000 World's Strongest Man
3rd 2001 World's Strongest Man
World Muscle Power Championships
3rd 2002
World Strongman Challenge
1st 2000
World's Strongest Team
1st 1999 with Jouko Ahola
1st 2000 with Pavisto
1st 2001 with Juha Rasanen
1st 2002 with Juha Rasanen
Europe's Strongest Man
2nd 2001
2nd 2005
Finland's Strongest Man
1st Four times 1998-2001

Janne Virtanen ( November 16,1969) Espoo, Finland[2]) is a strongman from Finland.

Virtanen was the World's Strongest Man champion in 2000. He was runner-up in the 1999 WSM contest, and finished third in 2001. His other championships include Finland's Strongest Man (1998, 1999, 2000), Beauty and the Beast (2000), Helsinki Grand Prix (2000), and the Turkish Strongman Championship in 2002 in Istanbul.

Janne earns his living as a carpenter in Finland.

Following his second consecutive failure to reach the final of the World's Strongest Man in 2007, he announced his retirement but entered into the 3rd qualifying heat of the competition in 2008.

References

  1. ^ davidhorne-gripmaster.com
  2. ^ IMDB profile
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