Taisto Miettinen and Kristina Haapanen traveled from Helsinki, Finland—where they won the World Wife Carrying Championship—for Saturday's contest. The Sun Journal (bit.ly/Q30QWq) reports that the couple finished with a time of 52.58 seconds on a course that includes hurdles, sand traps and a water hole.
The winners receive the woman's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash.
For Miettinen and Haapanen, that meant a check for $530. They shared their beer winnings with the second- and third- place finishers—Jesse Wall and Christine Arsenault of South Paris and David and Lacey Castro of Lewiston.
Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.com