Cliff diving – How the pros prepare...

Leaping from a tall cliff and hitting the water at almost 90kph takes its toll. Here’s why.
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By Tarquin Cooper

It's one of the most punishing sports in the world. Just a tiny error can mean the difference between a perfectly executed dive and a ride home in an ambulance.

Cliff divers hit the water at speeds of up to 90kph. For that reason, they are among some of the strongest and fittest athletes around. In this video, pro cliff divers explain how they prepare for the impact. Take a dive into their world and discover why the perfect dive is 'the best feeling on earth'.

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