'Ninja Warrior' competitor wants to inspire others

Published on Saturday, 19 July 2014 18:50 - Written by

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Being the first woman to complete one of the most grueling obstacle courses in the "American Ninja Warrior" show is not enough for Kacy Catanzaro. She wants to inspire people to get off the couch and start getting fit.

The 5-foot, 100-pound woman breezed through the course earlier this week in Dallas, qualifying for the final round in Las Vegas. That's set to air in August.

A YouTube video capturing the feat has drawn more than 6 million views.

The twenty-four-year-old says she wants to use her newfound fame to become a motivational speaker at schools to get young people interested in sports and fitness.

A former collegiate gymnast who now lives in San Antonio, she says being healthy isn't just about looking good; it makes life more enjoyable.


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