- Title: Tiny Lithuanian racers compete to become the 'fastest crawler in the country"
- Date: 1st June 2017
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (Lithuanian) COMPETITION ORGANISER, JOLITA PRANCKEVICIENE, SAYING: "On June 1, to mark International Children's Day, the radio station M-1 Plius is organising a baby race for the 18th time. There are 25 participants aged 9 to 12 months. The most important rule is that children should not yet be able to walk. We will see how this goes today." VARIOUS OF BABIES WITH THEIR PARENTS BEFORE RACE CROWD PARENTS CALLING BABIES BEGINNING OF FIRST RACE WITH ONE BABY CLEARLY TAKING THE LEAD / MOTHER PICKING WINNING BABY UP SECOND BABY ARRIVING TO FINISHING LINE AND BEING LIFTED BY MOTHER
- Embargoed: 15th June 2017 16:29
- Keywords: baby race crawling competition
- Location: VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
- City: VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
- Country: Lithuania
- Topics: Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0026JG50ZD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Mykolas Pociunas celebrated his 10-month birthday on Thursday (June 1) in a special way: he was named Lithuania's fastest baby in an annual competition marking International Children's Day.
The tiny tot was the winner among 25 toddlers, whose mothers lured them towards the finish line by flashing TV remotes, bottles with milk, red balloons, plush animal toys and mobile phones.
Several toddlers lost despite having an early lead, getting distracted or simply disinterested before reaching the finish line. Some babies didn't even make it past the start line.
The proud parents of Mykolas said were full of joy: "This is important, and you can only participate once in your life," his dad Vytautas told Reuters TV.
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