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Monday, October 10, 2005

She Ain't Heavy

The 6th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championships held last Saturday at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry made Keith Olbermann's Oddball segment Monday on MSNBC.

Participating couples had to navigate a 278-yard obstacle course on one pair of legs. Most elected to use the "Estonian carry," with the woman clinging upside-down to the man's back. The winners—Ehrin and April Armstrong of Brighton, Mass.—won the woman's weight in Redhook beer, five times her weight in cash ($635), and the chance to compete in the World Wife Carrying Championship to be held next July in Sonkaj√§rvi, Finland.
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