I was lucky enough to spend a day with a bunch free runners a couple years ago and watch them barrel over landmarks and scale walls in Canada’s capital city. I was always in awe of them and don’t understand how you can’t be. On the surface, parkour looks like athletes doing fun tricks but the whole message behind it is to develop altruism by overcoming physical boundaries — ie building self-confidence by getting from one spot to another in the most efficient way possible.
In this Will Sutton-shot video, parkour enthusiasts seamlessly leap across gates and jump off high ridges in front of beautiful landscapes. If you’re not in awe, you’re probably doing something wrong.