Wife-Carrying World Championships competes for weirdest summer game

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Part of the three-day Sonkajarvi Festival in Helsinki, Finland, this whimsical annual event resembles a 250-yard steeplechase, in which the “wife” rides upside down on the runner’s back with her legs slung over his shoulders for maximum speed. Women must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 108 pounds. Not hitched? Don’t worry you don’t need to be actually married to compete.

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