The Crazy News Guy

Win your wifes’ weight in beer!

In 2007, adult, crazy, Crazy news, entertainment, EU, europe, Finland, Humour, Odd News on July 10, 2007 at 4:20 am

 

The 12th annual Wife Carrying Championships have been held in rural Finland.

The race commemorates Rosvo-Ronkainen, Finland’s answer to Robin Hood, who made men who wanted to join his gang run through a forest carrying heavy sacks on their backs. In the modern version, contestants race along a 250-metre track, tackling a pool and several hurdles, carrying women, to whom they are not necessarily married, on their backs.

Uusorg, who had Inga Klauson upside down with her legs around his neck, finished in 61.7 seconds – not quite beating the record of 56.9 seconds set by his brother Margo Uusorg last year. The winning couple received plasma televisions and Klauson’s weight – 49 kilograms – in beer.

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