30 Steps in Five Leaps


Norwegian sprinter Ezinne Okaparaebo, ranked number 46 in the world for running, put her leaping skills on display when she earlier this year posted a clip of one of her workouts on Instagram.

She has certainly put the average person to shame by sharing this impressive training routines on social media. She needed only five leaps to cover 28 stadium steps.

It really is one of those see-to-believe moments – especially in slow-motion, which Okparaebo graciously did for her fans – because who can keep up with her at the regular speed?

On Instagram Okparaebo writes: “So overwhelmed with the response on my jumping skills. Thank you all :)”


The video showing her star-jumping drill has gained a ton of attention online. It definitely isn’t the typical approach to stair jumps.

Ezinne Okparaebo (born 3 March 1988) is a Norwegian track and field sprint athlete. She was born in Nigeria, and has been living in Norway since the age of nine.

Okparaebo represented Norway at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 100 meters sprint and placed second in her first round heat after Kerron Stewart in a time of 11.32 seconds. She qualified for the second round, in which she failed to qualify for the semifinals as her time of 11.45 was the fourth time of her race.

In the 2009 European Indoor Championships in Turin she won a silver medal on the 60 meters event

Okparaebo won the 100m IAAF Diamond League in Oslo on 7 June 2012 in a national record time of 11.31 seconds.

She returned to the 2012 Olympics, setting a new Norwegian national record in the semi-finals with at 11.10, but failed to advance against a very fast field.

Okparaebo is a member of the Christian sports organization Kristen Idrettskontakt (KRIK). (Wikipedia)

She produced a 15th-place finish in the 100m at the IAAF world championships in August 2015.

30 Steps in Five Leaps, written by Tor Kjolberg