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Roanoke Times

Parkour club to open in Christiansburg
Roanoke Times
When Elijah Bowen appeared before Christiansburg Town Council last month as part of the procedure to obtain a permit for his club, he described his activities as parkour. On Tuesday night, with Bowen in attendance, council approved the permit needed to ...


Washington Post

Stairway collapse injures 21 children, 2 adults at parkour gym in San Diego
ABC News
A stairway collapse at a crowded San Diego parkour facility injured 21 children and two adults on Saturday evening. According to the San Diego Fire Department, the injuries were considered minor to moderate. The collapse happened just after 8 p.m. PT ...
21 children injured after platform collapses at San Diego parkour gym for kidsWashington Post
City Closes Down Parkour Gym After Stairwell Collapse That Injured 21 ChildrenNBC 7 San Diego
21 Children, 2 Adults Injured at San Diego Parkour Gym Following Stairwell CollapsePEOPLE.com
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TechCrunch

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot is a parkour master
TechCrunch
Parkour! That's what we should all be devoting our combined robotics expertise towards. There's no nobler human pursuit, so of course we should create a robot that can master the so-called 'sport of kings.' And yes, that is the true sport of kings ...
SpotMini | Boston DynamicsBoston Dynamics
Boston Dynamics CEO: 'Robotics will be bigger than the Internet'CNBC

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NBC 7 San Diego

Family Injured in Parkour Gym Collapse Speaks Out
NBC 7 San Diego
NBC 7's Rory Devine speaks with three family members who were injured when a staircase collapsed during at a Barrio Logan Parkour Gym. (Published Monday, Nov. 20, 2017). A mother who was injured when a balcony collapsed at a Barrio Logan parkour ...


The Straits Times

The 'bad boys' of parkour fight back
The Straits Times
Parkour may have a bad reputation as some enthusiasts tend to break the law, but its practitioners here say the perception is undeserved. They said flashy moves are only one part of the overall parkour training, which includes building physical and ...

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Newsweek

Watch Parkour Robot Do Backflip as Boston Dynamics Unveils Latest Atlas Model
Newsweek
A humanoid robot capable of jumping over blocks and performing backflips has been unveiled by pioneering robotics firm Boston Dynamics. Each new generation of Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot, originally developed for use in the U.S. military, demonstrates ...
What a Gymnastics Coach Thinks About Boston Dynamics' New Flipping RobotSlate Magazine (blog)
Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It's Full-Tilt InsaneWIRED
Atlas | Boston DynamicsBoston Dynamics

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The Boston Globe

This parkour robot does backflips ? and lands them with the grace of an Olympic champion
The Boston Globe
If you thought Boston Dynamics' ?SpotMini? robot, with its dog-like motions and sleek, nimble design, was something of nightmares, feast your eyes on the Waltham-based company's latest iteration of its humanoid machine, ?Atlas.? It walks. It jumps.

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Florida Today

Police: Man possibly roof-jumping falls from 3-story building in Cocoa Village
Florida Today
A 23-year-old man injured after falling from the roof of a three-story building in Cocoa Village was possibly practicing Parkour, a gymnastic-style activity that involves jumping and tumbling from rooftops, police reported. The Rockledge man continues ...
Man falls 3 stories while possibly doing parkour in Cocoa, police sayWKMG Orlando
Cocoa police warn of parkour dangers after man is seriously hurt in fallOrlando Sentinel
Man suffers from major head trauma after alleged drunken parkour accidentFox 35 Orlando

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Hoover Sun

Hoover resident opening parkour, 'Ninja Warrior' facility
Hoover Sun
Parkour, or free-running, is about getting from one point to another in the most efficient way, using climbing, vaulting, balancing and other skills to get around obstacles. About a third of the warehouse will be devoted to a set of boxes, tractor ...

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The Boston Globe

Through parkour, adults play, seriously
The Boston Globe
?I've told my kids that parkour class is my chance to play on the playground. Of course, in parkour, the entire city becomes the playground,? said Elizabeth Lowe, 41, a mother of two from Waltham. ?When I'm talking with an adult who hasn't heard of it ...