Largest crawling competition: Japan breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO) Yokohama, Japan -- A whopping 601 babies bawled and crawled their way to the finish line at Yokohama mall, setting a World Record for the largest ever crawling competition; they easily outpaced the old Guinness World Records record held by 451 babies in China, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Babies compete in a crawling competition, hosted by a Japanese magazine that specialises in pregnancy, childbirth and child rearing, in Yokohama yesterday. The competition was held to challenge the Guinness World Record for the largest crawling competition. Photo: AFP (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the The largest crawling competition involved 451 participants and was achieved by the Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Education Expo with the help of Szhome.com and Mamavip.cn (all China) at the Shenzhen Exhibition Center, in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, on 29 June 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest pub crawl; it involved 4,885 participants who visited 10 pubs in Kansas City's Power and Light District, Missouri, USA, during an event organised by the Crawl for Cancer LLC, on 1 June 2013. Japanese publisher Benesse organised the one-day event at a shopping mall in Yokohama, inviting infants aged six months to one year and four months to take part in the 3mrace.
Some vigorous little ones crawled determinedly towards the finish line and their waiting parents, while others simply refused to participate, sitting on the starting line and crying loudly.
The competition, involving 601 babies, was logged as a Guinness World Record, replacing the previous record of 451 infants at a similar race in China last year.