Risking death for thrills in Colombia – BBC News

Risking death for thrills in Colombia - BBC News
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“Gravity biking” is a popular extreme sport in the United States, involving riding specially-adapted pushbikes down steep roads.

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An even more extreme version has become popular among young men in poor neighbourhoods of MedellĂ­n, Colombia, who risk their lives on the mountain city’s vertiginous highways, usually without helmets or protective clothing.

Marlon has lost two friends to crashes and recently nearly died himself. He faces a dilemma: whether or not to continue following a passion he knows could kill him.

Video journalist: Megan Janetsky. Producers: Eleanor Layhe, Simon Maybin and Jorge Caraballo.

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