I was ahead of schedule and I had around an hour to spend before it was time to meet the eukko in Iisalmi. I decided to walk around the city and I was pleasantly surprised by a street art exhibition that was being set up. See the photos I took bellow.
I’m off to Sonkajärvi for the Wife Carrying World Championship today after much trouble with finding a someone to carry (eukko). This year I planned to participate with a friend but unfortunately, she suffered an unrelated injury.
I tried asking friends, friends of friends, and putting up notices to find an eukko with no luck. Fortunately 3 days ago Eukonkanto organisers posted about two women looking for carriers on Instagram. I sent in an e-mail and after waiting one day I got a reply.
I’m delighted that I finally found an eukko and hopeful I will be able to post a better time than last year because eukko sounds sporty and not worried about being carried Estonian style. A Little part of me is nervous because I haven’t trained with this eukko.