Vytautas Kirkliauskas of Lithuania carries his wife Neringa Kirkliauskiene as they compete during the Wife Carrying World Championships in Sonkajarvi, Finland, July 6, 2019. A Lithuanian couple won the World Wife-Carrying Championship for a second time in a row in the Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, triumphing in a contest where men complete an obstacle course with their wives slung over their shoulders. Lehtikuva / Timo Hartikainen via REUTERS

Vytautas Kirkliauskas of Lithuania carries his wife Neringa Kirkliauskiene as they compete during the Wife Carrying World Championships in Sonkajarvi, Finland, July 6, 2019. Among the two dozen contesting couples, Vytautas Kirkliauskas and his wife Neringa Kirkliauskiene came out on top for a second straight year, completing a 253.5 metre (277 yards) obstacle course featuring a water trap in 1 minute and 6 seconds. Lehtikuva / Timo Hartikainen via REUTERS

Spectators cheer for competitors during the Wife Carrying World Championships in Sonkajrvi, Finland on July 6, 2019. Each year, the championship draws thousands of visitors to the town of only about 4,000 inhabitants in central Finland. Saturday's competition was the 24th year it has been held. Lehtikuva / Timo Hartikainen via REUTERS

Dylan Hedges and Alana Flemming from Australia compete during the Wife Carrying World Championships in Sonkajarvi, Finland on July 6, 2019. Having gained followers across the world, preliminary competitions were held in countries such as the United States, Australia, Poland and Britain, organisers said on their website. Lehtikuva / Timo Hartikainen via REUTERS

Vytautas Kirkliauskas of Lithuania carries his wife Neringa Kirkliauskiene celebrate after winning the Wife Carrying World Championships in Sonkajarvi, Finland, July 6, 2019. The Lithuanian couple claimed the first place prize - consisting of the wife's weight in beer - after beating six-time champion Taisto Miettinen of Finland and his partner Katja Kovanen by the slimmest of margins - 0.1 seconds. Lehtikuva / Timo Hartikainen via REUTERS

Vytautas Kirkliauskas of Lithuania carries his wife Neringa Kirkliauskiene celebrate after winning the Wife Carrying World Championships in Sonkajarvi, Finland, July 6, 2019. Wife-carrying as a sport drew inspiration from the 19th century legend of Ronkainen the Robber, who compelled would-be members of his gang to prove their mettle by carrying sacks of grain or live pigs over a similar course. Lehtikuva / Timo Hartikainen via REUTERS