Video: Parko's Last Lap Episode 2 Brings The Pain and The Glory of An Iconic Career

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2012 World Champion Joel Parkinson announced his retirement back in July, and so now we’re getting a series of brilliant little documentaries on the great man as he finalises his last run through the Championship Tour. The latest is a corker that retells all the competitive hardship he went through to finally get that long deserved World Title, particularly that heartbreaking 2009 Title race against spiritual brother and ultimate rival Mick Fanning. The courage and character it took to walk down to the water at Pipeline that fabled day and chair up the beach the man who’d just taken his World Title away from him, my god is that some admirable shit. And it makes this some must-watch surf content!

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