Should we be asking these ques­tions? We absolutely should be,” said Dan Lebowitz, the exec­u­tive director of Sport in Society at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, which exam­ines the role of sports to pro­mote healthy devel­op­ment and social responsibility.

The people per­forming these super­human feats “really are just human,” he said. “How do we main­tain safety in that pro­gres­sion when that pro­gres­sion some­times pushes every enve­lope to some amaz­ingly extreme point?”

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