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Lithuania has crowned its new infant speed king.

By Extra Mustard
June 03, 2016

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Just because someone is a baby does not mean he/she should be denied the thrill of high stakes competition, and it appears no nation understands that better than Lithuania.

The Eastern European nation held its annual baby race Wednesday, with the 25 participants being enticed across the carpeted, five-meter race track by a collection of keys, balloons and toys, according to a Reuters report.

In the end, the title went to the speedy Kamili Damabrauskus. The champion’s mother, Irena, said training consisted of trying different objects at home to see which one best coaxed the little one to his top crawling speed.

While we could not locate any video of this year’s competition, you can enjoy the 2008 edition of the race below.

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Several NBA teams have also taken up the quest to find the swiftest baby in the land, with races serving as a popular halftime distraction.

– Brendan Maloy

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