This Wild Acrobatic Activity Is Now Officially Considered A Sport

But hold on, some municipalities still consider the sport to be a criminal activity

(Photo by Richard Hopkins via Flickr)

Running, leaping, and climbing through the city isn’t just a test of strength and stamina—it’s also now an official sport in the U.K. Parkour—a form of urban acrobatics, originating in France—is now officially recognized by sports councils across Britain. On a practical level, this means that it can be on national educational curricula, apply for lottery funding, and access the benefits enjoyed by other major sports.

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