Popular Science is running a gorgeous article on the physics of free running by Adam Weiner, author of Don’t Try This at Home! The Physics of Hollywood Movies, illustrated by the showreel of the human running Maitréya, Levi Meeuwenberg. Conclusions? You need speed, strength and proper technique (and kamikaze attitude!) and also maths will tell you to take the impact with the ball of the foot. Amazing stuff and to be continued. (via popsci)