Wallenda completes his longest tightrope walk in Wisconsin
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.