Ari Vatanen is celebrating his 68th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed athletes of his generation.
Popular athlete Ari Vatanen has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 68th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Vatanen, a cultural icon
Born Ari Pieti Uolevi Vatanen in Tuupovaara on April 27, 1952, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in Finnish history. Vatanen's not just a great athlete, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Ari hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Ari Vatanen as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 68.
Happy Birthday, Ari, you're the best!
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