Sam Mooy: Australian Wife Carrying Championships 2009
Singleton, New South Wales. The Australian wife carrying championships now in it's fifth year, involves the man carrying a woman - preferably his wife - over a 250m Country showground obstacle course that includes hurdles, limbo bars, a water course and a sand trap. According to the international rules the "wife" must weigh at least 49kg. If she weighs less, the wife will be burdened with a heavy rucksack to bring the weight up to the competition minimum.