Watch the Perilous (and Poetic) Sport of Bull-Leaping


José Manuel Medina, who resides in Logroño, Spain, doesn’t fight bulls—he flips over them. Medina is a recortador, which means he heads into the bullring sans armor or swords, and jumps, leaps, and twists around the arena to avoid getting impaled by a charging bovine. Watch Great Big Story’s video above to learn more about the unusual sport, and to see the daredevil Spaniard in action.

[h/t Atlas Obscura]

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