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Ukrainian Titarenko visits Turkey to unveil freerunning stunts.
Ukrainian Alexander Titarenko has elevated the art of parkour to a new level in recent years with his June 2019 project seeing him visit the famous underwater town of Halfeti.
Here is all you need to know:
– Titarenko arrived in Oia, Santorini back in 2017 as a Red Bull Art of Motion qualifier, however by the end he went from being unknown to delivering a title winning run that set a new all-time high score of 415 points.
– In a desire to visit challenging new places, Titarenko chose Halfeti, a Turkish town that was submerged in the 1990s as part of the sustainable Southeastern Anatolia Project which saw water rise from local dams and rivers.
– Titarenko started his exploration by leaping from a boat onto a submerged building, then darted between neglected buildings up crumbling walls and over roofs before ending his extraordinary show with a trip up the submerged minaret and dive down into the blue water.
– He revealed: “I was amazed by the unique historical structure, which greatly inspired me. I felt lucky to see this place in a very different way and strolled around the streets that very few people can access.”