After finishing fourth last year, Ville Parviainen and Janette Oksman have reached the top. They won the world championship in wife-carrying in Finland over the weekend.
Thirty-six couples from a dozen countries took part.
The prize? Oksman’s weight in beer.
Meanwhile, in Monona, Wisconsin, Jon Fenrick carried his wife, Angie, 850 feet through an obstacle course to win the Monona wife carrying championship, five cases of beer and $525.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.