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Wife Carrying Championship
The crowd reacts to Chad Mars slippery footing as he enters the water hazard carrying Caitlin Haynes Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Sunday River in Newry, Me. Mars ended up falling, but was able to regain his composure quickly and the two finished with a time of 1:20.99, putting them in 22nd place.The event features men carrying women on their backs while negotiating an obstacle course featuring hurdles, sand traps and a water hazard. The event is inspired from Finnish folklore, and the carrying method is up to the couple. (AP Photo/The Lewiston Sun-Journal, Amber Waterman)