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WATCH: The World's First Baby Marathon

Published Oct 3, 2017


Four babies recently crossed the finished line in "The World's First Baby Marathon".

After a few days of crawling, waddling and toddling, the little athletes completed the 21km baby marathon from the comfort of their own homes. 

Huggies said research suggested that once a baby becomes mobile they can move anywhere between one and seven kilometres in a single day.

The nappy brand recently set out to test this theory.

Each of the little athletes wore a distance-tracking device that was able to track the babies’ movements and convert it into kilometres.

And the results? 

Racin’ Grayson finished 21km in 5.8 days, giving him an average of 3.65km a day. 

Danger Boy covered 2.33km a day. 

Thunder Pants did a speedy 2.27km a day, and little Hurricane Thando, covered a neat 2.25km a day.

“After witnessing, first hand, just how much distance these little guys actually cover, the fit and comfort of our nappies will become more important than ever before,” says Morné van Emmenes, Senior Brand Manager for Huggies.

For a recap on all the action from The World’s First Baby Marathon visit

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