Santorini just got invaded by Freerunners

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October 9, 2017 • Sport • Views: 162

Sometimes two good things come together and make perfect sense. For example, here in Bristol, a Bear Grillz burger and our dirty mouths. Oh fair maiden of perfection. And it’s happened again thanks to Red Bull’s Art of Motion 2017.  

The energy drink giant has managed to bring one of the most visually impressive action sports, freerunning, to perhaps Europe’s most picturesque island, Santorini. You may have already had a gander at our guide to the Aegean island, which involved red wine and a man with one eye, but get ready to see the picture perfect place from a very different angle. Mainly upside down.

We can tell you that the female top spot was taken by Aleksandra Shevchenko, while Ukranian Alexander Titarenko won the men’s competition. When you take into account he qualified onsite and is a relative unknown, you begin to realise just how special this year’s event was.

We think pictures probably tell this story best, though, so take a look and let us know what you think.

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