In a country crazy about ice hockey and soccer, Marcus ”Zyrken” Gustafsson went on to do his own thing. Being the leading traceur and freerunner in Sweden, he has inspired a whole generation to hit the streets.

Few things beat the view from city rooftops as the sun is setting. Just ask Marcus ”Zyrken” Gustafsson, Sweden’s leading traceur and freerunner. He goes there for practice just as much as for the view.

Born in the city of Helsingborg in the southern part of Sweden, he spent his early years pursuing a career as a gymnast. But at the age of 15, he had tired of all the rules and regulations. He wanted to do his own thing – on his own terms. That’s when he discovered parkour and freerunning.

It didn’t take long before he realised that this was what he wanted to do for a living, and it became his goal. Being one of the first in Sweden to explore this route, there was never a straight path for him to follow. Always keeping his eye on the prize, ”Zyrken” managed to reach his goal through hard work and determination.

He has, over the years, won several international competitions, making him the biggest name in Sweden in the sport. He has also opened up for and inspired a new generation in Sweden to explore his passion. You could claim ”Zyrken” is not only a game changer – he is a game inventor.