Our New Favourite Sport: Fierljeppen

Our New Favourite Sport: Fierljeppen
By Liam Godinho

The Dutch sport of Fierljeppen (literally translated as 'far-leaping') is essentially pole-vaulting over a canal, except it's far more impressive than it might sound.
Here's record holder Bart Helmholt a few years back. His current record stands at 21.51 metres
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XauyTdXIL5A
Now before any of you rush out to try this in your local canal or stream, consider these next two clips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka4_KuFitIY
Still not convinced?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkCQ0FvuSqk
Plus, do you really want to end up in the Royal Canal?

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