Meet Lithuania's fastest baby

Mykolas Pociunas celebrated his 10-month birthday on Thursday 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.

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Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents shout encouragement to their babies taking part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents shout encouragement to their babies taking part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents shout encouragement to their babies taking part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents shout encouragement to their babies taking part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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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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