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Why Kacy Catanzaro Was Born For 'American Ninja Warrior'

Updated: August 27, 2014, 3:08 PM ET
By Amy Van Deusen | espnW.com

By now, everyone with a TV or an Internet connection has seen the video: Kacy Catanzaro, a 5-foot, 100-pound-if-that woman crushing the "American Ninja Warrior" obstacle course methodically, step by step. Never mind that, in the five seasons before, no woman had even made it up an obstacle called the Warped Wall, let alone finished the entire course -- and that countless men had also failed along the way.

It was a jaw-dropping feat of athleticism and, in the true measure of 2014 fame, inspired ...

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