The 2008 Wife Carrying Championships lug into Minocqua, Wisconsin, on Saturday (Sep. 20), in which teams of couples race across treacherous terrain while carrying their ball-and-chain.
Hearty hubbies will strap on their ladies and run through 278 yards of grass, sand, waist-deep water, log hurdles, and hills for the title, and some other odd prizes.
Along with champs winning fives-times their wifes weight in cash and beer, runners up win her weight in cranberries, bratwurst, mustard, or cow manure.
Event organizer Keith Smith says, They can use the manure for gardening or whatever. And the mustard is not the cheap stuff!
Winning the coveted prizes comes with strategy.
Smith recommends hubbies to carry their better-half Estonian- style, draping her over his back facing his butt because, That style is victorious over and over again.
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