A couple from Finland have taken out this year's North American Wife Carrying Championship in Maine.
Taisto Miettinen and Kristina Haapanen traveled from Helsinki to take part in the race and finished with a time of 52.58 seconds to win.
The unusual event requires male competitors to race each other through a 250m obstacle course while carrying a female, but the pairs did not have to be married to qualify.
This is not the first title the couple have won. The Sun journal reported that they took out the World Wife Carrying Champions earlier this year.
On the course this year the men had to overcome hurdles, sand traps and a water hole.
The winners recieved the woman's weight in beer and three times her weight in cash which for Miettinen and Haapanen equated to a cheque for $530.
They shared their beer winnings with the second and third place finishers - Jesse Wall and Christine Arsenault of South Paris and David and Lacey Castro of Lewiston