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Finnish couple wins quirky 'wife carrying' race
13 abc ^ | 7-5-2014

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at 13abc.com ...


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KEYWORDS: finland



1 posted on 07/05/2014 9:18:30 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

My wife has been carrying me for 18 years.


2 posted on 07/05/2014 9:20:54 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Citizen Zed

At 64, I’m not sure I could run 278yds in 60secs, anymore, even by myself with these wobbly wheels. Heh.


3 posted on 07/05/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: carriage_hill
"...these wobbly wheels.
4 posted on 07/05/2014 9:29:28 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Oh now that's not fair...
5 posted on 07/05/2014 9:29:46 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Citizen Zed

He’s got her on backwards.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 9:29:53 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

That’s a lotta beef in the barn. Michelle squeaks “My Hero!”


7 posted on 07/05/2014 9:36:44 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: shove_it

He’s got her on backwards.

Not aerodynamic!


8 posted on 07/05/2014 1:12:12 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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