Wallenda To Take On Niagara Falls On Tightrope

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- Nik Wallenda can't visit a new place without envisioning a wire strung high above his head: Linking buildings, landmarks, nations. Even as a 6-year-old at Niagara Falls with his parents, he pictured walking a tightrope over the raging, whitewater maw....

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    The circus people are resilient. The show must go on," Reis said. Wallenda -- who wowed audiences when he crossed tightropes over landmarks such as the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and the downtown Chicago skyline -- was the anchor at the back of the ...
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    Two of the five injured have been released from the hospital. Wallenda has changed 100-year-old laws to cross Niagara Falls and faced cross winds crossing the Grand Canyon chasing world records, but it’s the record he chased in his hometown of Sarasota ...
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    In 2012, Wallenda was the first person to cross a tightrope over the brink of Niagara Falls. Other daredevils have crossed the water farther downstream but no one had walked a wire over the river since 1896. He did use a safety tether for that walk.
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  • 5 Wallenda troupe acrobats fall 25 feet in stunt; sustain injuries
    Throughout his career, Nik Wallenda has walked on wires across the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls and set numerous world records. The act the Wallenda troupe was rehearsing Wednesday was supposed to break a world record for height, reported the Tribune.
    02/9/2017 - 5:47 am | View Link
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    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario — Nik Wallenda became the first man to walk over the Niagara Gorge in 116 years Friday night — and the first ever to walk right over the falls. He started just after 10 p.m. in mist so thick he was not visible on the Canadian ...
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