Janne Virtanen (born 16 November 1969) is a Finnish former strongman who won the World's Strongest Man championship in 2000. He was runner-up in 1999 and finished third in 2001. His other championships include four-time Finland's Strongest Man (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), Beauty and the Beast (2000), Helsinki Grand Prix (2000), and the Turkey Grand Prix in 2002 in Istanbul. 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 third qualifying heat of the competition in 2008. He currently earns his living as a carpenter in Finland.
|Height||196 cm (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||130 kg (287 lb)|
- Deadlift: 365 kg (804 lbs)
- 1999 World's Strongest Man-Valletta, Malta-2nd place
- 2000 World's Strongest Man-Sun City, South Africa-winner
- 2001 World's Strongest Man-Victoria Falls, Zambia-3rd place
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