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Taisto Miettinen (born June 20, 1965) is an award-winning Finnish athlete. He has won the World champion gold medals for the Water Running 2004, Iron Bar Walking 2012 and Bog Snorkelling 2012 and Kicksled 2014 and was also the winner of the Wife Carrying World Championships in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013. He has been the oldest contestant, who has won World Championship in wife carrying. He has won 13 medals in wife carrying World Championship competitions. He has also won gold metal for Finnish championship of snowshoe running 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014 and winter swimming 2010 and also silver in WC-competition and many Finnish champions in the sprint. Miettinen has reached a total of 10 World Championship titles, 19 World Champion medals, 11 Finnish Championship titles, 19 Finnish Championship medals, 9 foreign countries championships as well as 17 foreign countries championship medals, many number of other titles and records, as well as two world record time (water running 50m and Wife Carrying 100m). Miettinen has also won f.ex. Finnish fear factor super man race. CraveOnline has 2012 chosen Taisto the world`s greatest reigning stupendous unknown champion number 1. He has been also Finnish most interesting people (final candidate) 2013.
Miettinen has been selected the first Finnish Folkparty member of municipal council in 2012 for the period 2013-2016 in the city of Kauniainen. He is also candidate for Finnish parliament 2015.
Miettinen has performances in numerous domestic and foreign TV programs and been a guest f.ex. in Oscar-winning Live with Kelly and Michael-show.
He is a lawyer and licentiate of science (economics) and he has written a book on corporate tax minimization arrangements.
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