Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Parkour: Not Just About Fail Videos

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What is Parkour? It’s the greatest thing that ever happened to You Tube. Next time you hear stifled laughs, oohs and/or aahs at work, it’s quite possible that a group of slacky coworkers are gathered round someone’s cube watching a Parkour fail. There are many to watch.

But it’s more than that. Parkour or “Freerunning”, is becoming a popular urban sport. The best compete in the World Freerun Championship event, this year in London. This is the 2nd annual event and 27 freerunners representing 17 countries will traverse through a specifically designed course, showcasing their personal style.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s done right:

And when done by noobs, it looks like this:

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