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 retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.