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'Morning Edition' Returns: Wife-Carrying Champ

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'Morning Edition' Returns: Wife-Carrying Champ

'Morning Edition' Returns: Wife-Carrying Champ

'Morning Edition' Returns: Wife-Carrying Champ

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Estonia holds its annual wife-carrying championship. Each contestant has to run through a pool and jump over hurdles while a woman hangs upside down on his back. This year's champion is a 20-year-old old man who says, "I just tried to run and not think about anything." The pair won a free sauna, plus the woman's weight in beer.