Florida babies compete for "Fastest Crawler" crown

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Babies at Miami, Florida's Baptist Hospital competed Thursday to see who could crawl the fastest.

Parents got giddy watching their tikes trek toward the finish line.

"It makes you feel like a kid again," said mother Cristina Travieso.

The top competitors from Thursday's race at Baptist Hospital will be invited to race against the fastest babies from all over South Florida at the American Baby and Family Expo this weekend at the Broward County Convention Center.

Referee, Aija Erglis, said that babies need nerves of steel to compete for the title of "South Florida's Fastest Crawler".

"What it takes is focus, training, endurance and being fearless," she explained.

At the end of the day, there could be only one fastest crawler at Baptist hospital, 14-month-old Mia Angelina Fritz, who will go on to compete at the expo.

Her teacher, Teena Neboa, told us her secret to speed: "Curiosity, she wants to get into everything."

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