Bart van der Linden // EMOVES Special at This is Eindhoven
Bart van der Linden became world champion freerunning in 2016. This year he will be organising Hop the Blok, Eindhoven’s free running festival, for the fifth edition during EMOVES.
Home base in Eindhoven
Last summer he performed at Tianmen Mountain in China. Bart shows a video on his phone of how he ‘free runs’ down a staggeringly long staircase full of obstacles. Fast and super agile. The public cheers when – two minutes later – he reaches the finish line unharmed. Google his name and you’ll find countless videos in which Bart makes the most amazing jumps in the most exotic places. Freerunning is his life, and that brings him to all corners of the world.
But Eindhoven is his home base. This is where he trains and where he co-organises Hop the Blok, the two-day festival where freerunners from all over the world come to the Klokgebouw at Strijp-S.
This is Eindhoven
Pictures by Bram Berkien.