Lithuania crowns fastest crawling toddler

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Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania. (Petras Malukas/AFP)

(VILNIUS) – Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory on Thursday (Jun 1) to be crowned Lithuania’s fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks.

Proud father Vytautas said the last half metre of the race, held annually in the capital Vilnius on International Children’s Day, was touch-and-go.

“We thought we wouldn’t make it to the finish line. Just before it he stopped, then sat, then lay down, but finally he saw he needed to crawl to his mother” who was shaking the Lego box, Pociunas said.

Mykolas was the quickest of 25 finalists who crawled the five meter-long (16 foot) red carpet race track.

Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line.

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/lifestyle/lithuania-crowns-fastest-crawling-toddler-8904714

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