Meet the real-life Legolas: Lars Andersen. He’s a Danish artist who can shoot 10 arrows in just 4.9 seconds, which makes him the fastest archer in the world. After spending 3 years of training, he was able to master the ancient techniques described in the books and proved that firing 3 arrows in under 1.5-seconds. Continue reading for the video and more information.

Here’s what Lars Anderson has to say: “I discovered historical texts that [described] Saracens who fought with the Crusaders had a series of tests which had been preserved. For example, one test required, at a 60-bow distance, to shoot three arrows so quickly that the last shall be in the air before the first has hit. That is three arrows in one-and-a-half seconds. That motivated me to accomplish it.”

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