Friday, December 14, 2007

Urban Runner

What the heck is an Urban Runner well check out some of these videos (be prepared to feel very out of shape and unfit....)

First for those of you who have never heard of Ninja Warrior before - here's a quick rundown. It's a Japanese tv show that is broadcast on the G4 channel here in the USA.

Basically it is a strength and endurance competition run in Japan where contestants try and compete against the clock over an obstacle course.

I don't know if it's shown in Australia but I only found out about it last year and love it. Some of the feats are just insane.

You can check out more at this site

And here is a good video that gives an idea on what it's about.

However the reason for this blog post is this.

Recently they invited G4 to hold a competition where they would send two Americans to compete, (they didn't do very well).

Below are some of the submission videos that people entered in order to be chosen to compete.

A term that I'd never heard before is "Urban Runner" but most of the people entering used that term to describe them - some of the feats these guys are doing are insane (I'd love to see some faceplant out-takes).

Anyway next time you are walking down the street think about it......shouldn't you be leaping from fence post to fence post?

and another

this was the eventual winner that was sent - boring video but amazing hand grip considering able to hold himself up from an iframe like that.

Well go and enjoy that hamburger and fries for lunch :)

BTW If you haven't had enough check out this link has even more footage

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