American Ninja Warrior 8's Snake Run in Stage One

The Snake Run is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the first obstacle in Stage One on American Ninja Warrior 8, replacing Piston Road from the past two seasons. Competitors have to cross eight 20 inches varied-angle disks that are shaped like a letter 'S', also allowing competitors to skip some of the disks. The disk steps are inspired by the steps on the Sonic Curve.

Despite being just the first obstacle on Stage One, it proved to be surprisingly difficult, as veterans like Travis Rosen and Geoff Britten fell on it, due to the fact the steps wobbled and that they were angled differently. 

Because of how uneven and small the steps are, there was no room for error, as competitors either flew through the first six steps or had a stumble and failed. A total of 8 competitors have fell on it, in addition to Jessie Graff (Team USA) and Bjarke Tønnesen (Team Europe) during USA vs. The World 3

ANW9 Snake Run

American Ninja Warrior 9's Snake Run in Stage One

The Snake Run returned on American Ninja Warrior 9 in Stage One, once again as the first obstacle. However, the number of disks was reduced to 6, and the disks were placed like an inverted 'C', which sets a predetermined route that competitors has to use, if not, all of the steps. The design on the steps was changed from dots to crosshairs. This version proved to be much easier, as only six competitors failed (e.g. Brian Wilczewski and Steve Seiver).  

Competitors' Success Rate

ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW8 82 90 91.11%
USA vs. The World 3 7 9 77.78%
ANW9 89 95 93.68%
Total 178 194 91.75%

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