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Photo of the Day: Off for a Free Run Jan 6, 2012
January sees us all bombarded with fitness suggestions and there's nothing like a morning run to wake you up. If you get bored easily though, why not swop the pavement for some parkour, it'll...
Today's Photo of the Day captures Jason Paul on his Monday morning run.
Free-Running in Sao Paulo: Doyle triumphs Aug 15, 2011
Twenty freerunners from eight different nations transformed Sao Paulo’s university campus into a breathtaking freerunning course last night. Ryan Doyle (UK) was the victor at the Red Bull Art of...
Red Bull Art of Motion London 2011 Mar 30, 2011
On 20th March 2011, thousands of people converged on London's South Bank to watch 24 of the world's greatest freerunning athletes take part in Red Bull Art of Motion. Watch the action here.
- Upper Ground, SE1 9PX Royal National Theatre, London
- MAR 20, 2011 at 6:00 PM
- MAR 20, 2011 at 9:00 PM
- Established as the first free running competition in the world in 2007, Red Bull Art of Motion makes its long awaited UK debut in London in March 2011. The event is like no other and will captivate the eye with an amazing blend of artistry from the disciplines of free running, parkour, martial arts and gymnastics. Parkour is the physical discipline of training to overcome obstacles within one’s path by adapting movements to their surroundings. Free running is a form of urban acrobatics where individuals utilise the city landscape to perform movements throughout the natural features and terrain. You can expect to see the boundaries of both sports continually pushed as the athletes blend the two, and also add aesthetic movements seen in tricking and gymnastics to create entirely new styles and moments, or extensions to existing movements which were previously considered impossible. During the first round of the competition, each of the competitors have 80 seconds to freestyle across the course, showing off on and utilising several different obstacles and features. Based on their run, the top twelve contestants then advance to the finals, where four of parkour’s most recognisable names are given the task of judging the contestants based on four skill sets: creativity, execution, flow, and technical difficulty. Without doubt, this is the finest competition of its kind in the world and what's more it's a free event. No tickets required. Simply turn up on the day to watch the action!