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Episode from the podcastBeyond the Ordinary

Hitting water at 85kph: the physicality of cliff diving

Released Tuesday, 19th October 2021
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They’re surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery Mother Nature has to offer, but they don’t even notice as they freefall through the air in a descent that comes to an abrupt halt when they hit the water at 85kph… without any protective gear… their bones and muscles protected only by their skin and a swimsuit. Why do they do it, and what does it take to be a cliff diver?

Experts in the world of cliff diving share how to prepare the body, mind and emotions for a sport that pushes athletes to the limits, but one that they’re addicted to. Hear from cliff diver Orlando Duque, Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competition director Hassan Mouti, diving expert Joey Zuber and competition judge Anke Piper.

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