Finnish Couple Wins World Wife Carrying Championships 2011 (Video)

A Finnish couple Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen have won the annual wife-carrying competition in Sonkajärvi for the third year running.

The race saw male competitors from eleven countries having to sprint 250 metres, leap several hurdles and cross a water pool, all while having their female partner’s legs wrapped firmly around their heads.

Miettinen and Haapanen won the title for the third time in front of 6,500 spectators, besting their nearest rivals by less than a second.

Their winning time was 01.00,73.

2011 — Taisto Miettinen (Finland) and Kristiina Haapanen (Finland)
2010 — Taisto Miettinen (Finland) and Kristiina Haapanen (Finland)
2009 — Taisto Miettinen (Finland) and Kristiina Haapanen (Finland)
2008 — Alar Voogla (Estonia) and Kirsti Viltrop (Estonia)
2007 — Madis Uusorg (Estonia) and Inga Klauso (Estonia)
2006 — Margo Uusorg (Estonia) and Sandra Kullas (Estonia)
2005 — Margo Uusorg (Estonia) and Egle Soll (Estonia)
2004 — Madis Uusorg (Estonia) and Inga Klauso (Estonia)
2003 — Margo Uusorg (Estonia) and Egle Soll (Estonia)
2002 — Meelis Tammre (Estonia) and Anne Zillberberg (Estonia)
2001 — Margo Uusorg (Estonia) and Birgit Ullrich (Estonia)
2000 — Margo Uusorg (Estonia) and Birgit Ullrich (Estonia) time 55.5 seconds. (World record)

Via: Digital Spy