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Finland's Tia Rope and Joonas Saukkonen, left, and Katja Hyvärinen and Jukka Podduikin compete during the Wife Carrying World Championships in Sonkajarvi, Finland. (Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 13 June 2024 07:47 AM EDT

Since the 19th century, Finnish men have raced a 280-yard obstacle course with women slung over their shoulders in what's called the Wife Carrying Championship.

While the Olympics have featured competition in tug-of-war, kite flying and korfball (akin to basketball), Finland's rather unique title event will be contested July 5-6 in Sonkajarvi, Finland, a prelude to the Paris Games later in the month which again this year will have skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing – in addition to break dancing.

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Since the 19th century, Finnish men have raced a 280-yard obstacle course with women slung over their shoulders in what's called the Wife Carrying Championship.
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