Anthony Jake Murray, 27/M/midair, waited for five days in the cold last May to show off his freakish running, jumping, and climbing skills on the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course, only to have his dream denied.
Sure, the footage of those Russian daredevils climbing the world's second tallest building was impressive. But it pales in comparison to this, rock climber Alex Honnold tackling a 2,500 foot cliff without a rope. The climb, which again, was done without a rope or safety harness, took more than three hours to complete.
What is wrong with fitness infomercial "after" model Paul Ryan? Not only did the Republican vice presidential candidate claim to have a run a marathon in less than three hours — a lie for which he got busted, and bodied, by Runner's World — he's also claimed to have "made close to 40 climbs of Colorado's 'Fourteeners' (14,000-foot peaks)." Which he almost certainly hasn't. (Or maybe? See update.)