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Wife Carrying Race 2009

Trionium Wife Carrying Race held at Dorking, Surrey, 8th March 2009.
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Australian Wife Carrying

The 2008 Australian Wife Carrying Championships at Singleton, NSW. Winners received a trip to Finland and qualification for the world championships in Finland. The 2008 champions were Lyneece Garland and Jason Doyle (by default).
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UK Wife Carrying Championships

The eighth annual UK Wife-Carrying Championships took place in south-east England in Dorking, Surrey.

Legend has it - the weighty sport heralds from a Scandinavian tradition, where raiders needed to be swift on their legs to escape when stealing womenfolk from neighbouring villages.
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The world Wife Carrying Championships 2014 in Finland

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Wife Carrying World Championships 2014

Wife carrying weekend through our eyes: sports, fun and morphsuits. We did it our way and participated in allmost every contest possible. We won the cheerleading competition!

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Eukonkannon MM 2014 Suomi Finland Sonkajärvi
Wife Carrying World Championships 2014 Suomi Finland Sonkajärvi
Naisekandmise MM 2014 Soome Sonkajärvi

Wife Carrying World Championships 2014, TOP 6

Eukonkannon MM-kisat 2014, Kärjen suorituksia:
- Ville Parviainen, Janette Oksman
- Rich Blake Smith, Anna Marguerite Smith
- Taisto Miettinen, Kristiina Haapalainen
- Petteri Flash Rusi, Janna Anttila
- Joni Juntunen, Jaana Haavikko

Eukonkannon MM 2014 Suomi Finland Sonkajärvi
Wife Carrying World Championships 2014 Suomi Finland Sonkajärvi
Naisekandmise MM 2014 Soome Sonkajärvi

Wife Carrying Championships

The 2006 North American Wife Carrying Championships at Sunday River Ski Resort, Maine. Winners received the wife's weight in beer, weight in money, and qualification for the world championships in Finland. More info at

2016 North American Wife Carrying Championship - Team Storey

Some raw footage provided by Sunday River including an interview before the heats.

2006 North American Wife Carrying Championships

Couples navigate a 278-yard obstacle course while the man is literally carrying the women. The teams do not have to comprised of married couples, but they must comprised of a man and a woman. The first place team wins the wifes weight in beer and cash.

The World Wife Carrying Championships have taken place in Finland

A competition that requires strength, skill and.. a very understanding wife. The World Wife Carrying Championships have taken place in Finland. Report by Jennifer Cordingley.
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Wife Carrying World Championship 2016 in Finland

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Wife Carrying', Donde tu mujer vale su peso en cerveza (1/2) | Ritmo Deportivo | NBC Deportes

Video Oficial de Telemundo NBC Deportes. Conoce esta increíble competencia tradicional de Finlandia, donde los hombres corren con su esposa en hombros.

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Australian Wife Carrying 2009 Wide World of Sports

The 2009 Australian Wife Carrying Championships at Singleton, NSW. Winners received a trip to Finland and qualification for the world championships in Finland. The 2009 champions were

Could Teemu Selanne Win A Wife-Carrying Competition? | Healthy Scratch

In this week's episode of Healthy Scratch with Danielle Michaud, Hockey Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne stopped by the studio to shed light on some facts about his mother country of Finland.

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Finland hosts Wife Carrying World Championships

Daring couples participate in the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland.
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Wife Carrying Race

This peculiar sport has teams carry their partners over their shoulders. The grand prize is a barrel of ale.

Wife Carrying on Trans World Sport

A feature on the 2017 UK Wife Carrying Championship.

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Lithuanian couple win World Wife Carrying Championship in Finland

Now in it's 23rd year, the World Wife Carrying Championship in Finland, draws competitors from all over the world. 39 couples from 13 countries from as far away as Australia and the USA crossed the 2018 starting line.
The challenge ahead of them a course of 253.5m with various obstacles. The minimum weight of the wife to be carried is 49kg. Underweight women must carry a rucksack containing additional weight.

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Scott Rogowsky Shows You Weird Sports | Wife Carrying

First you get married, then you get carried. Join Scott Rogowsky at the Wife Carrying Championships!

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Finland hosts wife-carrying world championships

Twenty years since the first world wife carrying championship was held in Sonkajarvi, Finland, 40 pairs from seven countries assemble to take part in the 2013 edition of the event.

The contest is rooted in the legend of Ronkainen the Robber, said in the 19th century to have testing aspiring members of his gang by forcing them to lug sacks of grain or live animals over a similar course.

Another theory is that it stems from an even earlier tribal practice of wife-stealing.

In honour of this, many contestants now take up the challenge with someone else's wife.

This year, as in the four previous years, the winning couple was Finnish pair Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen.

The most popular method of carrying the women is called the 'Estonian' method.

Wrapping the women's legs around the man's head and hanging upside-down behind them, it was allegedly inspired by how Eastern Europeans use to carry their women - at least according to folklore.

Miettinen said that he had been doing some track training in preparation of defending his title, but had been slower than anticipated during the race.

His winning time over the 253.5 metre track was one minute and 0.22 seconds.

The world record for the event still stands at 56.9 seconds.

Estonians Zahkna and Merlin Zahkna came second, roughly four seconds after the Finnish pair, while Matt Witko and Hattie Archer of Great Britain came third.

They had only come together a few days before the contest when Witko, a UK national champion, had advertised on social media for a wife to carry.

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