Tuesday, July 6, 2010

How far would you carry your wife for a beer? How about a keg of beer?

Would you carry her for 832 feet?

That's how far 55 apparently very thirsty men, hailing from 15 different countries, carried their mates -- through water and over hurdles -- this past weekend in the 15th Annual Wife-Carrying Championship in Sonkajarvi, Finland.

The things some guys will do for a keg of beer. (The winning team is rewarded with the wife's weight in beer. And no, I don't know what kind of beer or if the winner gets his choice.)

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More about the 15th Annual Wife-Carrying Championship (including some fabulous pictures) here. (How can I get a job writing for The Daily Mail? Those blokes have waaay too much fun.)

Bummed that you missed out on this year's Finnish wife-carrying competition? Never fear! The 11th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship will take place Saturday, October 9, 2010, in Newry, Maine! Sign up and start practicing now and a keg (or two) of beer and glory could be yours come Columbus Day!

Want to learn more about the sport of wife carrying? Click here. (FYI, per the "rules," "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." Also the wife must be at least 49 kg [107.8 pounds]. If she is under 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.")


larissa said...

Beer-related sport
Never uncovered before
Upside down seems best

Clara said...

Everything will be alright in the end
If it isn't alright
Then It isn't the end