Oct 5, 2014

Red Bull Parkour Contest 2014


The art of escapism
After four years of successful organization in our island, the Red Bull Art of Motion returned in Santorini with daring rooftop dancers , as it’s considered the ultimate location for this unusual combination of art and sport, on a path over the roofs, walls, balconies and swimming pools.
 On 4th October 2014, the global elite of freerunning art  (18 athletes from 12 different countries) offered  once again a spectacle that fascinated locals and tourists- about 1.500 spectators gathered in Firostefani. Quaint cobbled streets, whitewashed  curved roofs and narrow paths became the natural obstacles that the athletes had to overcome through daring jumps, tricks, climbs and drops.
Final results:
1. Dimitris Kyrsanidis (GRE)
 2. Pavel Petkuns (LAT)
3. Alexandr Baiturin (RUS)
4. Yoann Leroux (FRA)
5. Jesse Peveril (SUI)
With a flawless, long, full of tricks performance the "local hero" Dimitris Kyrsanidis won victory,  as Pavel Petkuns and the Aleksandr Baiturin finished second and third respectively.  The Best Trick Award by CU won the Russian Aleksandr Baiturin and the American stunt woman Luci Romberg took the title Best Female.
‘’I have no words for what I am feeling, I still can’t realize that I am the winner," confessed the 19 y.o. Greek athlete who won the most important contest of world freerunning.