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Parkour Playground: Junior Isaac Manlick trains for American Ninja Warrior

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Why did you become interested in parkour?

I really started doing a lot of pull-ups. I’m a cross country and track runner. Sophomore year, I had a pretty bad injury, and I wasn’t able to run for six weeks, I had it again and I wasn’t able to run for three months. So in that time, I went to the gym and that led on to starting to learn how to do backflips, and stuff on the trampoline. I got a membership at Hoosier Heights, (and) then I just started climbing,

Why did you want to try out for American Ninja Warrior?

I’ve seen the show almost every single year since I’ve been able to watch it.

What are the hardest parts about parkour?

Getting over the fact that failure is always an option. If you go to an obstacle, there’s always a chance that you could fall and hurt yourself; but mentally if there’s an obstacle in front of you, you have to get over it.

What is the most fun part about parkour?

Achieving new goals, (like) an obstacle that you weren’t able to do a week ago, but now you can do a lot better. I think setting yourself smaller goals and achieving them is really awesome to see.

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About the Photographer
Veronica Teeter, Entertainment Photographer
Hi there! I’m Veronica, I am a junior and this is my second year as a photographer for the HiLite. I am beyond blessed to be able to work with the many insanely talented people on staff this year. When not taking photos I’m backstage in the CHS technical theater department, eating pasta, and traveling...
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