Parkour is a sport that requires immense dedication and hard work, given all the physical demands that you have to put yourself through to become good at it. This is why parkour athletes stand out from the crowd given the amazing content they create through their exceptional parkour skills.
They work long and hard to create videos of them performing stunts which act as a torchbearer for aspiring athletes to learn and hone their skills. This is the reason why these sportsmen have to be appreciated.
In this post, we have compiled a list of top 3 parkour athletes who have created quite the storm with their mad skills!
Doyle is perhaps one of the most famous and oldest parkour athletes in the world today. Born in Liverpool in 1984, he is the founding member of the World Free running and Parkour Federation. This is perhaps one of the prime reasons why he is one of the most well-known parkour athletes ever.
Doyle has also starred in few movies, Free runner from 2011 being one of them. He also created a documentary series called ‘Doyle’s Travel Story’ which bagged the Best International Series at the YouTube Streamy Awards. At present, his YouTube channel has over 70,000 subscribers from all over the world.
Petkuns was born in 1992 and started honing is free running style early on. He hails from Latvia which had been through tough times and was coming around quite well around the time he was born. Due to this, an acute sense of discipline and honor was drilled into him from a very young age. This led him to earn a Red Bull sponsorship while making him one of the most appreciated runners in the space.
Petkuns started out professionally in 2009 and has bagged Red Bull’s the Art of Motion championship award. If you wish to learn more about him and his career, his YouTube channel is the most engaging and active source to start.
He has earned quite an impressive number of followers and the way he is going on about it, he is one of the most competitive athletes to watch out for!
At just 25, Jason Paul has created more raves on YouTube as compared to his fellow counterparts with an impressive following of more than 200,000 followers! Being one of the youngest athletes in the space, Paul is yet to grow in the sport in several ways. That doesn’t stop him from being one of the most promising sportsmen ever and his YouTube fame is proof of that.
Born in Germany, this athlete is quite an impressive personality because he gave up having a permanent place of his own a long time ago. This has allowed to always be on the move and compete regularly in parkour events taking place all over.
His youthful energy has made him consistently present on the scene and has earned him a reputation as someone who always puts a good show. His well-honed parkour skills have placed him in the top tier with the bigwigs of parkour competitors.
In the next five to ten years, we’re quite sure that Paul will be topping any list that he’s on.
Each of these renowned athletes has spent years and years polishing their skills, improving their mind and body with more and more practice. You can’t just wake up one day and start performing with nothing at all.
While you may be a natural, practice is what will make your parkour technique perfect. Plus, you need to be in good shape because of the most crucial aspect of being able to perform parkour.
You can look at working with an expert to do some personal training as it can help you in achieving your body goals and advance your parkour career.
These athletes with their steady stream of YouTube videos will continue inspiring you to do better. So watch out for all the cool new stuff that they put up every day.