Britain’s best freerunners have flipped and dived their way around Jamaica and even taken on sprinter Yohan Blake in a special film (Dream Runners) created to celebrate Thomson Cruises’ new sailings from the Caribbean island. Here are excerpts; to read complete article and view film, see link below.
The world’s second-fastest sprinter may outrun 3RUN – the British group who have worked on Hollywood blockbusters like Casino Royale and World War Z – but the team certainly get their revenge as they flip over the Jamaican as he sets off from the starting blocks.
The stunt professionals met the sprinter while filming a freerunning video to showcase the best of Jamaica and even managed to convince him to strike his famous pose for the cameras.
The film sees the group – who are currently working on the latest Avengers film – taking in the island’s most famous sights, but not in the traditional way.
They scale Dunn’s River Falls, flip over market stalls in Ocho Rios and dive from the cliffs in Negril, before vaulting onto jet skis to chase Thomson Dream and scale its sides, James Bond style.
The video is a follow-up to one they created last year to mark the multi-million pound makeover of Thomson Dream. It was the first time freerunning took to the high seas.
This year the action movie – titled Dream Runners – celebrates Thomson’s presence in the Caribbean for the 2014/15 season, sailing from Jamaica to destinations including Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Honduras, Belize and Mexico.
Speaking at the launch of the video, freerunner Sam Parham told TravelMail that working with Blake was one of the highlights of the trip. ‘Yohan was the coolest guy, it felt like he was just one of our mates, now we talk on Twitter.’
Having never been to Jamaica before, the 3RUN team managed to squeeze the best of the island into 10 days’ filming to create the two-minute video. [. . .]