For the second time in the history of Red Bull Art of Motion the world’s best freerunning / parkour athletes gathered on the magical island of Santorini, Greece to compete at the most epic freerunning course on the planet. Rooftops, domes and swimming pools on the edgy caldera of Firostefani became the ultimate playground and for more than 2 hours the 21 athletes gave their best in front of 2500 spectators that came to enjoy the event.
For the record Pasha Petkuns (LAT) won the 1st place, Markus Gustafsson (SWE) came 2nd and Jason Paul (GER) took the 3rd place. Best Trick Winner was Alexander Zyulev (RUS) and Best Woman Athlete was Luci Romberg (USA).
On a side note if i had to give the thumbs up to someone besides the athletes it would be for the Greek office of RedBull. In very difficult times for Greece they managed to organise a demanding event in a demanding location and they pulled it off nicely.
You can check out some of the action in the following stills and visit the Red Bull Art of Motion - Santorini flickr Set for more photos. All stills shot on Canon 5D mark III with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM and Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM.
Leroux Yoann (France), Gustafsson Marcus (Sweden), Paul Jason (Germany), Felix Andersen Pip (UK), McKeever Willis Cai (UK), Petkuns Pavels (Latvia), Doyle Ryan (UK), Graham Shieff (UK), Paulo Victor (Brazil), Madrid Erica Nicole (US), Zyulev Alexander (Russia), Forster Pamela (Austria), Alkmin Luis (Portugal), Romberg, Luci (US), Petins Slava (Latvia), Peveril Alexander (Switzerland), Yadon Joshua (US), Stergios Doumanis (Greece), Cory DeMeyers (USA), Kevin Fluri (SUI), Andrej Lisal (AUS).
Jesse Peveril (SUI) | View large
Yoann 'Zephyr' Leroux (FRA) | View large
Stergios Doumanis (GRE) | View large
Jason Paul (GER) | View large
Ryan Doyle (UK) | View large
Yoann Leroux (FRA) - Layout Front Flip | View large
All stills shot on Canon 5D mark III with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM and Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM.
flickr set: Red Bull Art of Motion - Santorini