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冬奥会冠军获北美“背老婆”锦标赛冠军
[ 2006-10-12 09:04 ]

John Farra carries his 110-pound wife, Tess, over a 278-yard obstacle course to win the North American Wife Carrying Championship, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at the Sunday River Ski Resort, in Newry, Maine.

John Farra, a former Winter Olympian from Caribou who trained by running up a ski slope with 80 pounds of mortar mix, won the seventh annual North American Wife Carrying Championship on Saturday at Sunday River.

Farra's first-place finish earned him and his 110-pound wife Tess her weight in beer and five times her weight in cash, or $550. They also are eligible for a $1,000 reimbursement toward a trip to the world championships in Finland next July.

The Farras completed the 278-yard course, which includes a water trough and log hurdles, in 1 minute, 6 seconds in the critical heat and 1 minute, 4 seconds in the final. Daniel Brown and Janel Worcester of Brewer were second, about 10 seconds behind, in the field of 27 couples.

Farra, who competed in cross-country ski races in the 1992 Games in Albertville, France, trained for the wife carry by running up a slope near his home each morning before work with 80 pounds of mortar mix in a backpack.

Several hundred spectators turned out for the competition during the height of western Maine's fall foliage season.


(Agencies)

第七届北美年度背老婆锦标赛于上周六在星期日河地区举行,来自加里本(美国缅因州北部)的前冬奥会冠军约翰·法拉获得比赛冠军,他赛前的训练是背80磅重的混凝土包跑上一个滑雪坡。

法拉由此赢得和他老婆苔丝等重(110磅,约合50公斤)的啤酒和相当于她重量五倍的奖金550美元。此外,他们还得到了明年7月去芬兰参加世锦赛的路费补助1000美元。

法拉背着苔丝跑完了254米的全程,他在关键的预赛中用1分零6秒穿过一个水槽,越过一个圆木跨栏;在决赛中则花了1分零4秒。在参赛的27对夫妇中,来自布鲁尔的丹尼尔·布朗和詹尼尔·伍斯特夫妇落后冠军10秒,屈居亚军。

法拉曾在1992年法国阿尔维贝尔冬奥会的越野滑雪比赛中获得冠军。在“背老婆”比赛的赛前训练中,他每天早晨都背着80磅的混凝土包跑上他家附近的一个斜坡。

缅因州西部此时正值赏枫盛季,比赛吸引了几百名观众前来观看。


(英语点津姗姗编辑)

 

Vocabulary:


reimbursement :报销

heat :a preliminary contest held to determine finalists(初赛;预赛)

fall foliage season :赏枫季节(又名“赏秋叶季节”,美国的赏秋叶季节从9月中旬持续到10月末, 缅因州就是美国著名的赏秋叶地区之一。)





 


 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
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