So you want to be a Free Runner

What it is: Parkour - the extreme sport or ‘way of life' created by Frenchmen David Belle and Sebastien Foucan.

19th March, 2005

Participants attempt to move through the built environment quickly by running, jumping and climbing past any obstacles in their path.

What it's not: an excuse to show off your spiderman moves, or an audition for Jackass. Try to think of it as ‘flow' rather than ‘show', more Gene Kelly than Bruce Lee.

What they say: “Parkour does not have a definitive list of moves - movement is asmuchto dowith improvisation as it is...

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