New Yorker on Parkour

The most detailed article I’ve yet seen on the art of Parkour including Insightful personal interviews with the founder:

Parkour was created in Lisses, a medium prosperous suburb of Paris, in the early nineteen-nineties, by a reserved and restless teen-age boy named David Belle.

His father, Raymond, who died in 1999, was an acrobat and a hero fireman. In 1969, he appeared in newspaper photographs hanging from a cable attached to a helicopter above Notre Dame. The night before, someone had hung a Vietcong flag on the cathedral’s tower. Raymond was lowered like a spider on a thread, and he grabbed the flag.

David Belle is now thirty-three. …

The Sporting Scene: No Obstacles: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

from the movie District B13

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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