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Man wins woman's weight in beer at wife-carrying contest

 

October 7, 2018



NEWRY, Maine (AP) — Baseball's fall classic focuses on an American pastime. A Maine ski resort has its own fall classic based on a Finnish tradition.

More than 30 teams from Maine to California participated Saturday in the North American Wife Carrying Championship. The event at the Sunday River ski resort featured male competitors completing a 278-yard obstacle course while carrying a woman.

The legend behind the event is based on Finland's "Ronkainen the Robber," whose gang was known to pillage villages and take the women.

Jesse Wall and Christine Arsenault won the event. For their effor...



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