Janne Virtanen

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Janne Virtanen
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Born (1969-11-16) 16 November 1969 (age 44)
Finland Espoo, Finland
Residence Turenki Finland
Occupation Carpenter Strongman
Height 6 ft 5 (196cm)
Weight 286 lb (130kg)
Competition record
Competitor for  Finland
World's Strongest Man
Qualified 1998 World's Strongest Man
2nd 1999 World's Strongest Man
1st 2000 World's Strongest Man
3rd 2001 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2002 World's Strongest Man
5th 2005 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2006 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2007 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2008 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 Pasi Paavisto
1st 2001 with Juha Räsänen
1st 2002 with Juha Räsänen
Europe's Strongest Man
2nd 2001
2nd 2005
Finland's Strongest Man
1st 1998
1st 1999
1st 2000
1st 2001
Strongman Super Series
3rd 2002 Scotland Grand Prix
3rd 2005 Muscle Beach
2nd 2005 Sweden Grand Prix
World Strongman Cup Federation
2nd 2006 Moscow
1st 2007 Moscow
World Strongman Federation
2nd 2008 Globe's Strongest Man
1st 2008 World Team Championships
3rd 2008 Belarus
Beauty and the Beast
1st 2000
Helsinki Grand Prix
1st 2000
Vantaa Grand Prix
1st 2002
1st 2003
Polish Winter Cup
1st 2002
Turkey Grand Prix
1st 2002

Janne Virtanen (born 16 November 1969 ) is a former strongman from Espoo, Finland. Janne earns his living as a carpenter in Finland.

Virtanen was the World's Strongest Man champion in 2000. He was runner-up in 1999, and finished third in 2001. His other championships include 4 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 3rd qualifying heat of the competition in 2008.


  1. ^ davidhorne-gripmaster.com

Completed contests[edit]

Best Lifts[edit]

Deadlift- 380 kg ( 837 pounds)

Best Lifts[edit]

Deadlift 380 kg ( 837 pounds )