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Southeast teacher ends run on 'America Ninja Warrior'
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Southeast teacher ends run on 'America Ninja Warrior'

Fred Thorne, American Ninja Warrior

Lincoln Southeast teacher Fred Thorne competes in the "Indianapolis finals" on NBC's "American Ninja Warrior."

Fred Thorne had his wife, Maggi, and their three children in Indianapolis to cheer him on during Tuesday night’s episode of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior,” but it wasn’t enough.

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The 35-year-old Lincoln Southeast High School physical education teacher and coach failed to complete the obstacle course when he fell from the “Swinging Spikes,” thus ending his run on the reality competition show.

Monday night featured 30 competitors in the Indianapolis finals, which included 10 obstacles -- four more than the city qualifier. Thorne made it halfway through the course before being eliminated.

Competitors were vying for a chance to compete for $1 million in the Las Vegas finals.


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