Gary Hunt is the current World Series champion, and has appeared in all 50 Red Bull Cliff Diving events since the very beginning back in 2009. Known as the "Brilliant Brit", the 31 year-old's sizzling skills from 27m have earned him five out of the seven world titles in the last six years. His consistency and precision when taking on the more difficult dives is what puts him ahead of his rivals, and right now it's difficult to see the chasing pack reeling in this relentless and progressive winner.
"Legend", "unstoppable", "machine" – these are just a few of the words that his fellow divers have bestowed upon the Englishman. Worryingly for them, Gary is not one to rest on his laurels, and the "machine" is due an upgrade in 2016 as he promises to unveil his new 'hardest dive in the world".
The highlight of his 2015 season, apart from collecting six wins from eight stops, was undoubtedly his running take-off dive in Polignano a Mare, Italy. It was a breathtaking effort which wowed the crowds and, more importantly, prompted the judges to whip out a couple of 10s.
Upon lifting his 5th world title in Bilbao, Gary was in an understandably jubilant mood, "It's an amazing feeling to be champion. This has been the best year of my career and my life. I'm very happy and now I'm just looking forward to next year."
Watch Gary's sensational running take-off dive in Italy