She’s not un­bear­able...

Destiny Man - - SPORTS ROUND-UP -

A Lithua­nian cou­ple re­cently beat 53 oth­ers from 13 coun­tries to claim the cov­eted win­ners’ gong at the World Wife-Car­ry­ing Cham­pi­onships in the small Finnish town of Sonka­jarvi, as thou­sands of fans cheered from the stands.

Es­tab­lished in 1997 and in­spired by the 19th-cen­tury leg­end of Ronkainen the Rob­ber, the race sees men drape their spouses over their shoul­ders and at­tempt to cover an ob­sta­cle-strewn course. The prize? The wife’s weight in beer. The of­fi­cial web­site draws par­al­lels be­tween wife-car­ry­ing and eroti­cism. “In­tu­itive un­der­stand­ing of the sig­nals sent by the part­ner are es­sen­tial in both of them – and some­times also whip­ping.”

Well, it’s one way of staving off di­vorce lawyers.

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