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Iranian parkour daredevil FLIPS his way around Tehran's tallest buildings04:59

Iranian parkour daredevil FLIPS his way around Tehran's tallest buildings

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
June 4, 2019 at 19:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iranian daredevil Alireza Japalaghy has been performing acrobatic stunts and backflipping between the tallest buildings in Tehran for the past 12 years, and has no intention of stopping.

The 27-year-old could be seen exercising and jumping between massive buildings in Iran's capital, where he has become a professional parkour master.

In a stunning move, he's also able to change his shirt one handed, while held by two friends as he switches between holding on to their arms, in footage filmed on March 4 this year.

His obsession for freerunning started after school, where he was bullied by other kids who wouldn't allow him to play with them.

"Growing up as a kid when I was at school, none of these kids let me play any of those games because they believed that I couldn't do anything," he said in an interview filmed on June 1.

His need to prove he could do things that nobody else would do then grew. "I feel that urge to fill up that void in my soul and shine on top of the world."

Alireza likes to challenge himself with unprecedented moves, but he admits practicing is crucial to freerunning in safety: "Behind anything that I do there are hours of reharsal in some safe places. Because up there there is no place to fail. That's why I take it seriously and practice a lot with my friends."

Iranian parkour daredevil FLIPS his way around Tehran's tallest buildings04:59
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Iranian daredevil Alireza Japalaghy has been performing acrobatic stunts and backflipping between the tallest buildings in Tehran for the past 12 years, and has no intention of stopping.

The 27-year-old could be seen exercising and jumping between massive buildings in Iran's capital, where he has become a professional parkour master.

In a stunning move, he's also able to change his shirt one handed, while held by two friends as he switches between holding on to their arms, in footage filmed on March 4 this year.

His obsession for freerunning started after school, where he was bullied by other kids who wouldn't allow him to play with them.

"Growing up as a kid when I was at school, none of these kids let me play any of those games because they believed that I couldn't do anything," he said in an interview filmed on June 1.

His need to prove he could do things that nobody else would do then grew. "I feel that urge to fill up that void in my soul and shine on top of the world."

Alireza likes to challenge himself with unprecedented moves, but he admits practicing is crucial to freerunning in safety: "Behind anything that I do there are hours of reharsal in some safe places. Because up there there is no place to fail. That's why I take it seriously and practice a lot with my friends."

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