UK wife-carrying championships: 'A test of true love'

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By Euronews
UK wife-carrying championships: 'A test of true love'

Ladies were swept off their feet in Surrey this weekend during the 9th annual UK wife-carrying championships, a unique event which brings husbands and wives closer than ever before!

Described by some as a test of true love, the origin of this bizarre discipline actually comes from the rather less romantic Finnish legend of Rovo-Ronkainen, who, apparently, liked to snatch women from villages and run away with them through the woods.

America’s Jonathan Schwochert and his wife Charlotte Xiong completed the hilly 380 metre course in a time of 1 minute and 40 seconds, enough to retain their title.

The pair, who were awarded a barrel of ale for their efforts, will now compete in the world championships in Finland later this year.