French-American couple win UK's Wife Carrying Race, again

Tue Mar 8, 2016 7:28am EST
 
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DORKING, England - A French-American couple won England's Wife-Carrying Race on Sunday for the second consecutive year and set a new record for the 380 meter (yard) course.

American Jonathan Schwochert and his French-born wife Charlotte Xiong finished the 9th annual race in southeast England, which includes straw bale obstacles and a splash zone, in 1 minute 40 seconds -- 20 seconds quicker than their time last year.

The couple, who won a barrel of ale, will compete in the wife-carrying world championship in Finland later this year.