Lithuanian couple win world wife-carrying championship title in Finland

Vytautas Kirkliauskas of Lithuania carries his wife Neringa Kirkliauskiene as they compete during the Wife Carrying World Championships 2018 in Sonkajarvi, Finland, July 7, 2018. Lehtikuva/Timo Hartikainen via REUTERS

SONKAJARVI, (Finland) (Reuters) – Fifty-three men slung their wives or partners over their shoulders and hurtled off on an hour-long race in the small Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, as thousands of fans cheered from the stands. The World Wife-Carrying Championship, now in its 23rd year, draws thousands of visitors to the town of […]

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