He’s on fire! Bulgarian athlete scales a four-storey tower with a ladder in just 14 SECONDS in stunning display of ‘firesports’
- Footage shows man climbing a four-storey structure in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
- The firefighter says 14.47 seconds is his personal best and a national record
- He was training as part of the firesport events which involve competitions based on firefighting
Firefighters are known for their bravery and athleticism but this Bulgarian firefighter takes it to a whole other level by climbing a four-storey building in just 14 seconds.
In awesome footage, the man takes a running start and uses a ladder to climb the tower in Kazanlak, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, as part of firesport training.
Firesport is a series of competitive events based on tasks carried out by firefighters and the unnamed athlete in the video claims to be a national champion.
The Bulgarian firefighter was rapidly climbing the building as part of firesport training in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
The man wasted no time in getting into the climb, motioning to make his first step before his ladder was secure
He claimed that his record was 14.47 seconds to scale the four-floor building which is consistent with the time it takes him in the video.
Firesport is particularly popular in continental Europe with Bulgaria and Russia known to take the events very seriously.
The footage, filmed in June, has been viewed more than 30,000 times since being shared online three days ago.
The Bulgarian looked like an Olympic sprinter as he got ready to tackle the speed climb
Commenters were impressed by the video with one saying: ‘I’ve done this before in the fire academy.
‘It f***ing sucks. This dude is doing the work of 2 people and he is doing it 5x as fast’.
Another remarked: ‘That is a compensation payout waiting to happen’.