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KNOT for everyone? German tightrope walker shows outstanding balance in Perm٠٠:٠٢:٥٩

KNOT for everyone? German tightrope walker shows outstanding balance in Perm

Russian Federation, Perm
أغسطس ١١, ٢٠١٩ at ٠٣:٣٢ GMT +00:00 · Published

German extreme athlete and tightrope walker Friedrich Kuhne stunned Perm in central Russia on Saturday as he broke the world record of the longest city walk.

With 250kg (550lbs) equipment on his shoulders, Kuhne walked 1 km (0.6 miles) from the local theatre to the Legislative Assembly at the height of 12-storey building. This tightrope walk entered the World Guinness Record book being the longest one in city conditions.

"Fear is the biggest barrier to progress. And there is one man who risks, not remembering himself, so that we understand that he stands between life and death," said artistic director of 'Street Theatre Festivals', Vladimir Gurfinkel.

Friedrich "Friedi" Kuhne, 29, also holds the free solo highline world record as two years ago he balanced at a height of 200 metres (650ft) above a 110-metre-long (360ft) slackline in southern France.

KNOT for everyone? German tightrope walker shows outstanding balance in Perm٠٠:٠٢:٥٩
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German extreme athlete and tightrope walker Friedrich Kuhne stunned Perm in central Russia on Saturday as he broke the world record of the longest city walk.

With 250kg (550lbs) equipment on his shoulders, Kuhne walked 1 km (0.6 miles) from the local theatre to the Legislative Assembly at the height of 12-storey building. This tightrope walk entered the World Guinness Record book being the longest one in city conditions.

"Fear is the biggest barrier to progress. And there is one man who risks, not remembering himself, so that we understand that he stands between life and death," said artistic director of 'Street Theatre Festivals', Vladimir Gurfinkel.

Friedrich "Friedi" Kuhne, 29, also holds the free solo highline world record as two years ago he balanced at a height of 200 metres (650ft) above a 110-metre-long (360ft) slackline in southern France.