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Wallenda completes his longest tightrope walk in Wisconsin

August 12, 2015

WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin (AP) — High-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda has completed his longest tightrope walk ever during an appearance at the Wisconsin State Fair.

TV station WTMJ reports Wallenda on Tuesday evening crossed the 1,576-foot (858-meter) wire that was strung more than 10 stories above the Milwaukee Mile Speedway on the fairgrounds. The 36-year-old Wallenda holds nine Guinness World Records for his stunts. He walked across Niagara Falls in 2012.

Wallenda had been expected to carry a 45-pound (20-kilogram)bar for stability and wear soft shoes made by his mother, Delilah, a member of the famous Flying Wallendas.

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