Meet Winners Of 2012 North American Wife Carrying Championship (VIDEO)

As a married woman there are certain times you can demand expect to be carried by your husband. Over the threshold is number one, followed in close second place is the journey from the taxi to the front door when your high heels hurt from dancing all night.

A very select few women get to take part in the annual north American wife-carrying competition, and of the 50 that do only one couple can be crowned the winner.

The defending world champions Taisto Miettinen and Kristina Haapanen took home the title, The October Hills Sun Journal reported.

From Helsinki, Finland, the couple completed the course in an effortless 52.58 seconds.

The event is 13th year attracted a crowd of between 1,500 and 2,000 people.