Race gets bum wrap
IT’S a race of laughter, false starts and wild bottle waving: in New York’s Diaper Derby, 30 infants battle it out for glory in a three-metre crawling contest.
There is only one real rule: getting on your feet is not allowed. From the sidelines parents will on their progeny with bottles of milk, TV remote controls or jangling keys.
There is no stopwatch, and the time it takes these cherubic athletes to power down the mat is unpredictable. One might suddenly doze off midway. Another breaks down in tears. A third crawls out backwards.
Held in the same Manhattan hotel that hosted Donald Trump’s victory party last November, it has been organised for the past seven years by the New York City Triathlon, which will hold its adult event today.
In the end 11-month-old Brooke (pictured) from Dallas, Texas, crawled away with the trophy after making a dash for the finish line.