Full load: Ex-Olympic skier wins Wife Carrying title
NEWRY, Maine -- John Farra, a former Olympic cross-country skier, won the seventh North American Wife Carrying Championship on Saturday.
He hoisted his 110-pound wife, Tess, along a 278-yard course that featured a water trough and log hurdles in 1 minute, 4 seconds. They won her weight in beer plus $550, five times her weight in cash.
They are eligible for a $1,000 reimbursement toward a trip in July to the world championships in Finland.
Farra, who competed in cross-country ...
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