Kacy Catanzaro kills it: The former gymnast is the first woman to complete the finals course on American Ninja Warrior.
Watch This Awesome Woman Kill It on American Ninja Warrior
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July 16 2014 12:57 PM

Watch This Awesome Woman Kill It on American Ninja Warrior


Back in October 2012, the New York Times Magazine published an article titled “Why Women Can’t Do Pull-Ups,” using some combination of not enough testosterone and too much fat as an explanation. Unsurprisingly, this led to some heated reactions, but all we really needed was this video of Kacy Catanzaro on American Ninja Warrior last night.

I’ve never seen the show before, and you don’t need to in order to appreciate the superhuman feats of the 5-foot former Division 1 gymnast. She’s the first woman to attempt the finals course, and around the 1:30 mark you can see just how strong a woman’s upper body can be.

Miriam Krule is a Slate assistant editor. She writes about religion and culture and edits the photography blog Behold

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