A spectacular parkour competition has been held at the 999-step “Heavenly Stairs” in the iconic landscape of Tianmen Mountain in Hunan, China.
The two-day event saw 69 young parkour enthusiasts from all over the country jumping from the entrance of Tianmen Cave and crossing a set of obstacles, showing their speed and passion to everyone.
Local news reported 64 men and 5 women between the ages of 19 to 34 participated in the event.
The event is the longest, most technically challenging and most unique parkour competition in China in recent years, according to the organizers.
Starting at the entrance of Tianmen Cave, competitors follows the 999 steps of the hiking trail, which have been extended to the visitors’ square at the bottom of the mountain, with a total length of nearly 300 meters and a vertical drop of 150 meters.
More than 100 obstacles such as platforms, slides and horizontal bars were placed throughout course.
The judges evaluated the runners on four aspects: consistency, difficulty, flow, and quality of completion, according to Sina News.
Li Yiqi, a 30-year-old runner from Guangdong, won the race and completed the course in 1 minute 42 seconds, as reported by RedNet.CN.