Mysterious submerged town plays host to parkour champion

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

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.”

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