The town of Dorking, in the county of England where I grew up, recently staged the 11th UK wife-carrying competition. See the BBC article. The contestants had to carry wives across difficult terrain.
Apparently, this sport dates back to 793AD and comes from the Vikings (who else?!).
Do you have any strange or amusing sports in your country? Have a nice evening.
Thanks for entertaining replies. Perhaps the Vikings brought their crazy sport to the Finns too.
If you want more evidence of British sporting eccentricity, Google birdman, bog snorkelling and extreme ironing y favourite).