Finnish Couple Wins Wife Carrying Competition
It’s not your typical ski resort sport, but it was a popular one this weekend.The North American Wife Carrying Championship took place at Maine’s Sunday River ski resort on Saturday afternoon. The course, where the husband carries his while the whole way, includes hurdles, sand traps and of course, a water hole. A Finnish couple took top honors this year with a time of 52.58 seconds.The winners receive the woman’s weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. For the winning couple, that meant a check for $530.