Mikko Hietanen

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Mikko Hietanen (born 22 September 1911, Uusikirkko – died 3 February 1999) was a Finnish long-distance runner, who competed for his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1948.

Born in Uusikirkko, Hietanen is best known for winning the gold medal in the men's marathon at the 1946 European Championships in Oslo, Norway. He died in Laukaa.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Finland
1946 European Championships Oslo, Norway 1st Marathon 2:24:55
Košice Peace Marathon Košice, Czechoslovakia 1st Marathon 2:35:02
1948 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom Marathon DNF
1952 Olympic Games Helsinki, Finland 17th Marathon 2:34:01.0