Stephen Amell American Ninja Warrior

Stephen Amell hits all the marks on American Ninja Warrior course

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May 26, 2017

Is this a case of life imitating art? Or, much less likely, did Arrow's creators just take one good look at Stephen Amell working out in 2012 and decide to write the show we now love? Whatever the case, the man who plays a superhero on TV also appears to actually be one in real life, at least on the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course.

In a special Red Nose Day celebrity edition of the NBC show, where each obstacle completed raised another five grand for the charity, Amell conquered the first set of obstacles in dynamic fashion. But Oliver Queen wouldn't be denied a crack at the Salmon Ladder, oh no, not when Amell freely admits to Arrow ripping off the iconic ANW set piece. Well, as this performance shows, Amell's certainly earned the right to borrow the workout challenge.      

Amell's impressive run, which you can watch in full below, earned a cool $35k for Red Nose Day, so it looks like art really does imitate life in this case.

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(via EW)