Finns Win Wife-Carrying Contest In Maine

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NEWRY, Maine, (UPI) —  A couple from Finland edged out 49 other teams to claim a fourth title at the 2012 North American Wife Carrying Championship in Maine.

Participants in the event had to complete a course Saturday at the Sunday River ski area in Newry that included an uphill run, a log hurdle, a hairpin turn, a muddy pond trudge and a march through a sand pile while carrying their teammate — or “wife” — MaineToday.com reported Monday.

Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen of Helsinki, Finland, where wife-carrying competition originated, took their fourth title Saturday. A team of Maine residents Jesse Wall and Christine Arsenault came in second.

“Not falling in the water is the hardest part,” Wall said.

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