23-year-old Briton leaps across 43-storey highrise in Dubai


This is the death-defying moment a daredevil shows no fear as he leaps across the roof of a 43 storey-high Dubai building.
In an extraordinary video footage, 23-year-old British freerunner David Nelmes stands precariously on the edge of the Al Dar skyscraper in the Dubai Marina, before fearlessly leaping across huge gaps in the roof of the building, 242 feet above the ground.
He doesn’t hesitate as he risks his life making his way across the skyscraper — just one slip from death.
Nelmes, from Leeds, got into freerunning after seeing videos on YouTube and has been honing his skills from the tender age of 17.

He said: “I was naturally good and a fast learner, my gymnast background may have also helped. When you’ve practised jumps 10,000 times at ground level, it’s only in your mind at height. Once you become confident and calm, it’s easy and safe.”
In the video I was just excited, there wasn’t that much adrenaline once I had done it a few times, so it was easier to push it and do the bigger gaps with each time of trying.
“I’ve had injuries but nothing really serious. Worst is a broken shoulder and a few minor fractures. It’s actually one of the safest sports and isn’t adrenaline-fuelled like the general public think.

“You have to always be in control and calm when doing most movements in this sport and a lot of technique and experience plays a part when you see the viral and ‘high-risk’ videos online.” 


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