(KCEN) -- In case of an emergency, could you carry your spouse?
How about up a hill, through a mud hole and over a sand hill?
That's what contestants of the North American Wife Carrying Championship had to do.
This year it was held at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Maine.
Although there were some newlyweds, you don't even have to be married.
And although there's always a piggy backer or two, almost everyone used what's called the Estonian Carry.
That's where the woman wraps her legs around the guys neck.
Wife carrying originated in Finland, where at the last world championships, the Fins had the fastest time to finish.