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Wallenda, at Wisconsin State Fair, completes his longest tightrope walk

Wallenda, at Wisconsin State Fair, completes his longest tightrope walk

High-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda has completed his longest tightrope walk during an appearance at the Wisconsin State Fair.

TV station WTMJ reports Wallenda on Tuesday evening crossed the 1,576-foot 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 bar for stability and wear soft shoes made by his mother, Delilah, a member of the famous Flying Wallendas.

Associated Press

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