Adorable Diaper Derby Kicks Off Triathlon Weekend In New York City

July 2, 2018

By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana

Babies, start your engines! 

Around thirty cuddly crawlers competed in the ninth annual "Diaper Derby" at the NY Hilton Midtown's Rhinelander Promenade in New York City on Friday, June 29th -- and it sure was a race to remember.

Though most of the contestants won’t even recall the eventful event, little Ted Bradley will always have a trophy to cherish his first place. Through five rounds of heats and one final crawl, Ted pulled off the big win and made his parents proud. 

Babies from across the city lined up for today’s #DiaperDerby, the kickoff to the @nyctriathlon. After 5 heats full of laughter, drool and some tears, Teddy was crowned this year’s winner! -- --

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The Diaper Derby kicked off the 2018 2XU New York City Triathlon weekend, culminating with "one of the nation’s premier urban triathlons on July 1st with a course wrapping through some of the busiest streets in Manhattan; a 1.5k swim with the fast current in the Hudson River; a 40k ride up the traffic-free Hudson Parkway into the Bronx and back; followed by a 10k trek across 72nd Street before conquering relentless hills and finishing in the heart of Central Park."

Whether these babies would win, lose, or draw -- it was how cute they looked playing the game that people will remember for years to come.