Wife-carrying champion defends title

Taisto Miettinen and Kristina Haapanen are once again wife-carrying world champions, writes Scott Thistle at the Oxford Hills Sun-Journal: "The prize, besides a check for $530 ... is the winning woman's weight in beer." [The complete leaderboard]


  1. As entertaining as the race is, I’m more interested in how the couple divide the prizes.  ( If it’s piss beer, I’d prefer the check.)

  2. BTW it’s just the Sun-Journal, it used to be the Lewiston Sun-Journal but they changed it since they are the main newspaper for most of western Maine. I am endlessly amused at what people in the area I grew up in do to stave off the inevitable boredom in an area where there are more deer than people.

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