Parkour is a non-competitive sport that started in France, traversing mainly urban landscapes by running, climbing and jumping.
The idea is to encourage participants to run along a route, attempting to navigate obstacles in the most efficient way possible, using only their bodies. Vaulting, rolling, swinging and wall scaling are the most common skills employed.
Parkour can be practiced anywhere. Areas with obstacles are preferred. Buenos Aires seems to be an ideal city: these are the places where you can see “Traceurs” (practitioners of parkour) in action:
– Austria y Avenida Del Libertador.
– Av Figueroa Alcorta y Av Pueyrredón.
– Av Figueroa Alcorta y Austria.
– Ciudad Universitaria – Entre Pabellón I y II.
– Costanera Sur – Monumento a Lola Mora, Puerto Madero.
– Plaza Houssay – Junin y Av. Córdoba.
– Parque Chacabuco – Emilio Mitre y Av. Eva Perón.
– Parque Avellaneda – Av Directorio y Lacarra.
Want to see them in action? Check this:
To be and to last: that’s the motto of this urban tribe.