You may have seen them leaping from low walls in Plaza Italia, jumping fences in Parque Centenario, or doing backflips down the streets of Buenos Aires. Calling themselves, ‘traceurs,‘ these urban athletes practice a sport (though some would call it a lifestyle) known as parkour: learning to move through their environment efficiently, stylishly, and safely, all while constantly improving themselves through discipline and diligent practice.
As popularity for the sport has grown, however, the community is experiencing growing pains, coming face to face with a difficult problem— do they allow outside influencers to enter the community and host official parkour competitions? Do they band together and start their own league in order to compete with each other? Or do they turn their backs on the temptation of sponsorships, cash-rich regulatory bodies, and other outsiders in order to maintain their community spirit?