Skip to comments.Finnish couple wins quirky 'wife carrying' race
Posted on 07/05/2014 9:18:30 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
A Finnish couple has narrowly won the 19th World Wife Carrying Championships - a quirky competition in which men race to be the fastest while carrying a female teammate.
Ville Parviainen and Janette Oksman cleared the grueling 253.5 meter (278-yard) obstacle course in 63.75 seconds, less than a second ahead of Britain's Rich Blake Smith and Anna Marguerite Smith.
The rules stipulate that the woman must be over 17 years of age and weigh at least 49 kilograms (108 lb). Organizers say male contestants could "borrow a neighbor's wife" if they didn't have a female companion.
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My wife has been carrying me for 18 years.
At 64, I’m not sure I could run 278yds in 60secs, anymore, even by myself with these wobbly wheels. Heh.
He’s got her on backwards.
That’s a lotta beef in the barn. Michelle squeaks “My Hero!”
Hes got her on backwards.
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