Baby Racing - What A Brilliant Idea...

06/12/2013 11:05 | Updated 22 May 2015

Eight-month-old Kajus Aukscionis has just been crowned Lithuania's fastest baby.

A crawling contest is held every year in the town of Vilnius to mark International Child Protection Day.

Kajus took just 18 seconds to crawl across the finish line in the 10th annual competition.

He's now a worldwide star thanks to YouTube where his winning performance has attracted thousands of hits.

Interviews reveal that his father is a frustrated football manager. Of course he is. I bet this contest was dreamed up by a bored dad.

Check out the video for yourself.

The trouble is, it all seems quite low-key and good fun in Lithuania, but if baby crawling contests were launched here, I expect it would be more serious.

There would be regional and national leagues. There would be an X-Factor style tour of the country, to find the most talented crawler.

Special summer training camps would be set up to speed up those little legs. There would be debates about whether breast-fed and bottle-fed babies were allowed to compete against each other.

The winners would get sponsorship deals with Active-Fit nappies. But the poor little things would be in therapy by the time they were a year old, suffering from "exhaustion". The pressure would just be too much.

So you might think baby racing is just a bit of fun. But who knows where it could lead...

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