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Sunday 21 September 2014

Adorable babies crawl towards glory in Diaper Derby

Published 04/08/2014 | 15:40

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Along with their competitive spirit, parents in America brought out their babies for the 6th annual Diaper Derby.

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Ahead of the NYC triathlon on Friday, around 30 adorable babies gathered for the Diaper Dash.

Some babies had to be baited to the finish line with teddies and toys, while others simply didn't fancy it.

However, one-year-old Liam Herald managed to crawl his way to victory.

Babies crawl around on the track before the "Diaper Derby" event in New York August 1, 2014. The derby was held as a stunt ahead of the New York City Triathlon on Sunday.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT TRIATHLON)
Babies crawl around on the track before the "Diaper Derby"

The youthful athlete set a blistering pace in his first round racing or crawling across the finish line.

Nailing a record of just over 11seconds he made dad John very proud.

“He has been working on it for a year now”, John said jokingly. “He's been working on his training, he pushes furniture around the apartment to build his leg strength”.

Parents hold up toys to entice their babies to cross the finish line during the "Diaper Derby" event in New York August 1, 2014. The derby was held as a stunt ahead of the New York City Triathlon on Sunday.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT TRIATHLON)
Parents hold up toys to entice their babies to cross the finish line during the "Diaper Derby"

The Derby is just one part of the family event held for those participating in the triathlon.

The annual event consists of 1500m swim, 40km bike ride and a 10km run in central park.

Babies crawl around on the track before the "Diaper Derby" event in New York August 1, 2014. The derby was held as a stunt ahead of the New York City Triathlon on Sunday.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT TRIATHLON)
Babies crawl around on the track before the "Diaper Derby"
John Herrold holds up his one-year-old son Liam for interviews after he won the "Diaper Derby" event in New York August 1, 2014. The derby was held as a stunt ahead of the New York City Triathlon on Sunday.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT TRIATHLON)
John Herrold holds up his one-year-old son Liam for interviews after he won the "Diaper Derby"
A baby crawls as she competes during the "Diaper Derby" event in New York August 1, 2014. The derby was held as a stunt ahead of the New York City Triathlon on Sunday.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT TRIATHLON)
A baby crawls as she competes during the "Diaper Derby"

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