A married couple from Co Kerry took home the prize of $1,400 for first place in the Paddy Power National Wife-Carrying championship.Anthony and Frances Greaney who wed nine years ago, were among the few married in the 18 couples race - as marriage is not a requirement to compete.

Anthony who was formerly a weightlifter and athlete, trained for months prior to the competition in an attempt to not repeat last year’s debacle.

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