So you thought parkour and free running first came about in the early 2000s?
Many people have been jumping all over building like super heroes for well over half a century. This footage from all the way back in the 1930s in New York!
The daredevils in this footage can be seen climbing up drainpipes, running up walls and jumping out of a lot of windows into water. However, these proto-parkour enthusiasts do seem a little more carefree about their safety than today’s free-runners.