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Wife-Carrying Championship to Be Held in Maine

About 50 couples are competing for beer, cash and bragging rights in the 15th annual North American Wife Carrying Championship at Maine's Sunday River ski resort.

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    About 50 couples are competing for beer, cash and bragging rights in the 15th annual North American Wife Carrying Championship at Maine's Sunday River ski resort.

    The competition features a 278-yard course with log hurdles, sand traps and a "widow maker" water hazard. The fastest two teams from the qualifying round compete head-to-head in a final heat.

    The winning couple on Saturday gets the woman's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash.

    There's an international flavor to the event. Last year, a couple from Finland won the event, completing the course in 48 seconds. Saturday's winner gains entry into the world championship next summer in Finland. 

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