I saw a free runner. That person came running towards a wall put his hands on the

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I saw a free runner. That person came running towards a wall put his hands on the wall throwing himself in the air. He flipped for a few times in the air and landed on his feet on the ground.

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I saw a free runner. [STRIKE]That person[/STRIKE] He came running towards a wall and put his hands on [STRIKE]the wall[/STRIKE] ​it, throwing himself into the air. He flipped [STRIKE]for[/STRIKE] ("somersaulted" is better) a few times in the air and landed on his feet. [STRIKE]on the ground.[/STRIKE]

Please check my sentences.

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Was the runner a male or a female?
 

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I'm guessing he's a male, because of the words "...put his hands..." and "He flipped a few times...". Hence there's no reason to use "that person", when "he" would suffice.
 

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I was trying to elicit a response from tufguy. :-?
 

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Then why did you use "the person" instead of "he" at the start of the second sentence?
 

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There's no need to apologise, tufguy! :)
I thought it might have been because you initially couldn't tell the runner's gender from a distance. Even in such cases, you can get around that problem. For example,
I saw a free runner sprinting towards ... etc.
Or
I saw a free runner in town the other day. The runner came ... etc.
 
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