I have found out what I will be training for this upcoming year. WGME reports that on Saturday, Jake and Kirsten Barney of Lexington, Virginia won the 2017 North American Wife Carrying Championship in Sunday River, Maine. Yes, this is a real thing. Wife carrying is a competition where males race through an obstacle course while carrying a female teammate, usually their wives. The objective is for the husband to carry his wife in the fastest time.