Eventual winners Jesse Wall carries Christina Arsenault through the water pit while competing in the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River ski resort in Newry, Maine October 11, 2014
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True love tested at Maine wife-carrying competition

It's a test of true love - carrying your other half through a 250m obstacle course without dropping her in the mud.

Fifty men stepped up to the challenge in Maine on Saturday, at the annual North American Wife-Carrying Championship.

The winning couple will travel to Finland next year to compete against dozens of other triumphant twosomes at the international wife-carrying event.

Tim Allman reports.

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