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Wife Carrying Championships

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:12 am

World-class Westbrook couple finish 4th in wife carrying championship
Elliott and Giana Storey cover nearly the length of three football fields in one minute and 12.95 seconds in the grueling contest in Sonkajarvi, Finland.

...Not until Elliot finished vomiting several minutes later did his wife’s anger dissipate. They missed finishing in the top three by less than a second, in large part because of pre-race advice given by her husband to another competitor.

he Storeys, who live in Westbrook, are accomplished performers in this arcane sport. In October, they won the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River in Newry, thereby gaining automatic entry to the World Championships, which have been held in Sonkajarvi, Finland, since 1992.

Last Saturday, they covered the 253.5-meter course – nearly the length of three football fields – in one minute and 12.95 seconds. That was good enough for fourth place out of 46 couples from 10 countries. The winners were six-time world champions Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen of Finland, who finished in 1:08.65.

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