After seven seasons, someone finally completed the final stage of the American Ninja Warrior course, only to be bested and defeated minutes later by another competitor.
Baltimore Orioles cameraman Geoff Britten, 36, was technically make it to stage 4 of "Mt. Midoriyama," which is a 75-foot rope climb that contestants have 30 seconds to complete. As you can see below, Britten did rise to the challenge.
However, Britten would go home without the $1 million prize when Isaac Caldiero, a 33-year-old busboy from Fort Collins, Colorado had his number. Caldiero completed the final challenge three seconds faster than his competitor. (Final challenge starts around 5:20)
"Geoff is an amazing athlete, and I’m psyched to share this moment with him," said Caldiero after his victory. Britten took his million dollar defeat with good sportsmanship and hugged Caldiero, saying, "Dude, you’re awesome, man."
It's OK, Britten. We've never won anything either!
This was almost as excited as when Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman ever to qualify for the American Ninja Warrior final course. Watch the video below!