Somebody Finally Completed the American Ninja Warrior Course and Won $1,000,000 (Video)
If you have been watching American Ninja Warrior from the beginning, then you knew heading into the Season 7 finale on Monday night that only 10 competitors had ever reached the penultimate Stage 3 of Mt. Midoriyama, and that none of them had ever completed it to advance to Stage 4. So you were probably pretty shocked when not one but two competitors actually finished Stage 3. And you were probably even more shocked when both of them went on to complete Stage 4 as well.
The first competitor to complete Stage 3 was rock climbing bus boy Isaac Caldiero. Then Baltimore Orioles cameraman Geoff Britten became the second ever competitor to complete it.
That set up an unprecedented showdown in Stage 4, which nobody had ever even seen, and which turned out to be a 75-foot rope…that had to be climbed in less than 30 seconds.
Since Caldiero had completed Stage 3 faster than Britten, Caldiero got to choose who went first. So he handed the honor to Britten, who completed the course, but just barely.
After that, Caldiero went. And he beat Britten by a good three-and-a-half seconds to become the first American Ninja Warrior and collect the $1,000,000 prize.
— Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) September 15, 2015
The fact that both guys climbed a 75 foot rope faster than you could climb a seven-foot rope kinda makes you want to hit the gym, doesn’t it?
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]