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Sport
Parkour 17 March 2010
A woman practising Parkour
Why is it becoming so popular with women?

Parkour, or free running, is an outdoor sport that involves running and jumping over steps, walls, trees, railings - even buildings. You only have to think of Catwoman to get the picture. It started off on the streets of France and is now practised all over the world. Agota Mahop runs workshops for women, and this Sunday she is hosting Parkour demonstrations in 16 UK cities to help raise money for Sport Relief.  Anna Bailey joined her at an outdoor class on a housing estate in south west London to find out why the sport is taking off.


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