Speedy babies crawl in diaper derby race

Confident in their life-long training, these babies are ready to take their marks.

Athletes between the ages of 11 and 24 months participated in the annual "Diaper Derby" championship in New York, where babies wearing race-provided onesies crawl across a mat for the coveted title.

But it's not the tiny speedsters that get competitive explains organizer Scott Hutmacher.

"You know, I think a lot of the kids couldn't care less about it, it's the parents and the crowds who get extremely competitive."

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Babies compete in the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A mother holds her child after racing in the NYC Triathlon's annual Diaper Derby, July 14, 2017, in New York City. Around 30 infants raced in several heats across a 12-foot course as their parents urged them on from either end. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
11-month-old Brooke Bender of Dallas, Texas, crosses the finish line to win the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Babies compete in the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
A baby prepares to compete in the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
A father holds up his baby after competing in a heat race in the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
A baby competes in the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Babies compete in the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
A baby competes in the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Babies compete in the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Kristy Bender of Dallas, Texas, holds up her 11-month-old daughter Brooke, the winner of the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Kevin Bender of Dallas, Texas, holds up his 11-month-old daughter Brooke, the winner of the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Babies compete in the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Babies compete in the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Babies compete in the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Babies compete in the 2017 "Diaper Derby" crawling race, a promotion event ahead of the New York City Triathlon in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Two children sit before babies race in the NYC Triathlon's annual Diaper Derby, July 14, 2017, in New York City. Around 30 infants raced in several heats across a 12-foot course as their parents urged them on from either end. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
Two babies 'warm up' before racing in the NYC Triathlon's annual Diaper Derby, July 14, 2017, in New York City. Around 30 infants raced in several heats across a 12-foot course as their parents urged them on from either end. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
A baby gets fussy before racing in the NYC Triathlon's annual Diaper Derby, July 14, 2017, in New York City. Around 30 infants raced in several heats across a 12-foot course as their parents urged them on from either end. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
A father lures his child along with an iPhone during warmups before babies race in the NYC Triathlon's annual Diaper Derby, July 14, 2017, in New York City. Around 30 infants raced in several heats across a 12-foot course as their parents urged them on from either end. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies 'warm up' before racing in the NYC Triathlon's annual Diaper Derby, July 14, 2017, in New York City. Around 30 infants raced in several heats across a 12-foot course as their parents urged them on from either end. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
The first place finisher, 11-month-old Brooke Bender is held by her father Kevin after the NYC Triathlon's annual Diaper Derby, July 14, 2017, in New York City. Around 30 infants raced in several heats across a 12-foot course as their parents urged them on from either end. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
The first place finisher, 11-month-old Brooke Bender chews on a television microphone as she is held by her mother Kristy after the NYC Triathlon's annual Diaper Derby, July 14, 2017, in New York City. Around 30 infants raced in several heats across a 12-foot course as their parents urged them on from either end. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents hold toys and a television remote control as two babies race to the finish in the NYC Triathlon's annual Diaper Derby, July 14, 2017, in New York City. Around 30 infants raced in several heats across a 12-foot course as their parents urged them on from either end. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
A baby plays with toys before racing in the NYC Triathlon's annual Diaper Derby, July 14, 2017, in New York City. Around 30 infants raced in several heats across a 12-foot course as their parents urged them on from either end. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
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In the final heat, 11-month-old Brooke Bender beat out her low-riding rival in a tight race.

According to mom Kristy, it was all about tactics.

"She likes my husband a little bit better. She likes her dad a little bit better. She is a daddy's girl."

Brooke is taking home her first trophy to Dallas, Texas where potty training is likely next.


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