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Nothing has been published in nearly a week (gasp) but I think the article currently in progress will be worth the wait. Anyway, VIDEO TIME! First up is Ryan Ford with a very inspiring message.
Freerunning pirates! Also, there’s some nice shots of Russian websters at 1:37 and 2:22. Worth watching just for those if you’re looking for something to mix up your websters.
A victory by Pavels Petkuns of Latvia concluded the Red Bull Art of Motion of Freerunners in Firostefani on the Greek island of Santorini. Yoann Leroux of France and Gaetan Bouillet of Belgium finished in second and third.
At the Red Bull Art of Motion on the Greek island of Santorini, the world’s best urban artists attempted to blend art and sports together in the unique ambience of the immaculate white city perched on the rocky cliffs. Rooftops, domes, terraces and swimming pools were all part of the 200-meter long course with a height differential of 50 meters that the athletes had to master within a two-minute time limit.
Competition, results, wins and victories are not the words that are usually heard when Freerunners congregate. Instead they tend to talk about pleasure, elegance, fluidity and efficiency. Even though the “Traceurs” prefer sometimes not to view themselves as pure athletes, their performances are nevertheless bursting with world class athleticism. They leap from rooftop to rooftop, scamper up trees, balance themselves on exposed obstacles in urban jungles while all the while completing series of daring flips, spins and flick-flacks.
Pavels Petkuns, a 20-year-old from Latvia, completed his run through the unique greek parkour with the most spectacular, elegant and fluid style – and ended up finishing the final run with a stylish dive into the swimming pool.
I’m beginning to really like the AoMs. When they first started, I figured that either the same athlete would win them every time. Happily, I was wrong, and different guys win. Except Ryan Doyle and Jason Paul, who both won twice. But maybe they’re just that good. More pictures after the break. Continue Reading →
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