Wife Carrying Competition – level 3
Forty-four couples competed in the 17th annual wife carrying competition in New England, crossing hurdles and battling with the elements on the 278-obstacle course.
People crowned the winning couple the champions with the time of 59.18 seconds. The couple received eleven cases of beer and five times the wife’s weight in cash, which came to a healthy $655. The couple also qualified to compete in the world championship in Finland.
Difficult words: annual (happening every year), hurdle (a thing over which you must jump), battle (fight), the elements (the weather), obstacle (a barrier, something like a hurdle), course (a route), healthy (a large amount).
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