Relationship Goals: Wife-Carrying World Championship Sweeps Finland

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Time to get carried away. 

That’s what dozens of couples did at the Wife-Carrying World Championship in Finland.

Men splashed through water and climbed over timber all while carrying their wives on their backs through a 278-yard obstacle course.

Lithuanian couple Vytautas Kirkliauskas and Neringa Kirkliauskiene won, claiming their title in 1 minute and 6.72 seconds, according to APTN.

They beat out former champs Taisto Miettinen and Katja Kovanen by a tenth of a second. 

Talk about relationship goals.

For pairs to participate, the "wife" has to be older than 17 and weigh at least 108 pounds. The grand prize for all of this trouble? The wife’s weight in beer.

The event is inspired by a Finnish tale from the 19th century, “Ronkainen the Robber," in which a gang ravages villages and steals the women. The course’s length reflects the distance the gang ran to avoid being shot.


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