Carry Wife To Win Free Beer

Looks like I did not make it to this year wife carrying event but here is the 411 cut and pasted from Wikipedia, Here's the best part the winner gets his wife’s weight in BEER.. how sweat is that I have also include a video to have a look at. Maybe we should start a keg carrying contest here in Canada, any takers ?


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Wife carrying Finnish eukonkanto or sometimes akankanto, Estonian naisekandmine, Swedish kärringkånk, is a sport in which male competitors race while each carrying a female team-mate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. The sport was first introduced at Sonkajärvi, Finland.
The original track in the rough terrain with fences, rocks and brooks has been altered to suit modern conditions. These following rules set by the International Wife Carrying Competition Rules Committee apply:
• The length of the official track is 253.5 meters
• The track has two dry obstacles and a water obstacle, about one meter deep
• The wife to be carried may be your own, the neighbor's, or you may have found her further afield; she must, however, be over 17 years of age
• The minimum weight of the wife to be carried is 49 kilograms. If she is less than 49 kg, the wife will be burdened with a rucksack containing additional weight such that the total load to be carried is no less than 49 kg.
• All participants must have fun
• The only equipment allowed is a belt worn by the carrier, the carried must wear a helmet.
• The contestants run the race two at a time, so each heat is a contest in itself
• Each contestant takes care of his/her safety and, if deemed necessary, insurance
• The contestants have to pay attention to the instructions given by the organisers of the competition
• There is only one category in the World Championships and the winner is the couple who completes the course in the shortest time
• Also the most entertaining couple, the best costume and the strongest carrier will be awarded a special prize
• Participation fee is 50 euro