When I hear the word "Parkour," I immediately think of the season premiere of The Office, where Michael, Dwight, and Andy attempt to take up this extreme sport, meekly somersaulting over couches, barely hopping over cars, and falling into refrigerator boxes. It made me laugh out loud, but seeing real Parkour athletes in action makes my jaw drop. Their gravity-defying tricks, amazing strength, creative balance, and bold fearlessness will blow your mind. You can check out the best of the best because MTV is teaming up with World Freerunning & Parkour Federation (WFPF) to bring you the Ultimate Parkour Challenge. This hour-long special is bringing eight of the world's greatest Parkour athletes together for a little friendly competition.
The show airs on MTV, Thursday, Oct. 22. Here's a sneak peek of their amazing, gravity-defying tricks.
And if you missed The Office's rendition of "hardcore Parkour," see the video when you read more.