Estonian slackliner and Guinness World Records holder, Jaan Roose, showcased his exceptional skills on Thursday as he walked on a rope from Sterling Towers to Onome rig in Marina, Lagos State. Renowned for his nerves of steel, the 31-year-old is a three-time world champion, holder of numerous world records, and notably, the first athlete to execute a double backflip on a slackline.
In a country where slacklining is not commonly practiced, Roose’s gravity-defying feats bring a unique and thrilling spectacle to Lagos. Slacklining involves walking on a rope suspended above the ground, serving as a form of balance training, recreation, and moving meditation.
Roose, currently in Lagos, has partnered with the Lagos Government and collaborated with the Lagos Safety Commission to capture the ‘Perfect Lagos Selfie.’ His daring journey took him from Sterling Tower in Marina Lagos to the Onome Rig, showcasing a breathtaking fusion of athleticism and urban exploration. The event marks a collaboration between the record holder and local authorities to promote both the sport of slacklining and the vibrant cityscape of Lagos.