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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Estonians Win Wife-Carrying Title

SONKAJARVI, Finland -- Estonian Margo Uusorg won the wife-carrying world championship on Saturday, as the Baltic country took its eighth straight title.

Couples from 10 countries gathered in the remote Finnish village to complete a 250-meter obstacle course. A man must carry a woman, not necessarily his spouse, through a pool and across hurdles. The rules require a minimum weight of 49 kilograms for the "wife" and state that all contestants must have fun.

Uusorg, 25, finished in 59 seconds with friend Egle Soll, 23, clinging to his back in the "Estonian Carry" -- hanging upside down with her legs around his neck. Uusorg's prizes were his partner's weight in beer and a cell phone. It was his fourth victory, and the third in a row for his family. Brother Madis won in 2004.

Uusorg and Soll received first prize from visiting U.S. basketball legend Dennis Rodman, who declined to compete, saying he lacked both a wife and proper training.