by Max Wasserman
From an outside view, Bryan Riggins’ job is about flirting with danger.
As a parkour athlete, he’s often jumping across buildings, hurling himself down stairwells, and balancing on the handrails many of us use to steady ourselves on flat ground.
If that sounds scary, that’s because it is.
Fear is a constant in parkour. And after ten years of experience, Riggins now uses the mental challenge of parkour to help kids overcome their fears inside and outside of the sport.
Max Wasserman is a student at the University of Washington’s School of Journalism