Feeling the Mid-Season Burn

Steven LoBue
How cliff divers cope with stresses of body and mind after three stops in five weeks

After three stops in the space of five weeks, Polignano a Mare marked the mid-way point of the 2017 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Add to that the hours of training and various other competitions that these athletes need to put themselves through, and it's no wonder that the stresses and strains of this demanding sport are beginning to tell on the bodies and minds of the world's best cliff divers.

In the video above, the divers reveal their methods for coping with the physical and mental demands during a packed schedule.

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