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Baltic wife-carrying races

Post  eddie on Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:48 pm

From the old ATU site:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:vYIOPamHUioJ:acrosstheuniverse.forumotion.com/t3498-baltic-wife-carrying-races+acrosstheuniverse+%2B+baltic+wife-carrying+races&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&source=www.google.co.uk

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Re: Baltic wife-carrying races

Post  eddie on Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:24 pm

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Thread replicated below in the event of link expiry:

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The Estonian carry.

From Wiki:

Wife carrying (Finnish eukonkanto or sometimes akankanto, Estonian naisekandmine, Swedish kärringkånk), is a sport in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. The sport was first introduced at Sonkajärvi, Finland.

Several types of carry may be practised: piggyback, fireman's carry (over the shoulder), or Estonian-style (the wife hangs upside-down with her legs around the husband's shoulders, holding onto his waist).
Major wife-carrying competitions are held in Sonkajärvi, Finland (where the prize depends on the wife's weight in beer); Monona, Wisconsin; Minocqua, Wisconsin; and Marquette, Michigan.

The North American Wife Carrying Championships take place every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. The 8th Annual event took place on October 6, 2007, with 40 couples participating, an all-time high. Many North American Champions go on to compete in the Finnish World Championship.

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Re: Baltic wife-carrying races

Post  eddie on Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:26 pm


British wife-carrying championship, Dorking 2009.

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Re: Baltic wife-carrying races

Post  eddie on Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:27 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfyHSWJbzRs
British Wife-carrying championship, Dorking, 2009.

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Re: Baltic wife-carrying races

Post  eddie on Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIB9UcA5iQU
Wife-carrying championship, Finland, 2007.

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