Couples race for 'wife carrying' title


A couple who won last year's annual World Wife Carrying Championships in Finland have been crowned the winners for the second year running, after beating off steep competiton.

The event, which is in its 15th year, attracted 55 couples from around the world, with some travelling from Australia, Poland and Ireland to take part in the race in Sonkajarvi, eastern Finland.

The winning pair, Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen from Finland, won the wife's weight in beer as their prize.