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Nik Wallenda walks tightrope over Atlantic City

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Professional daredevil Nik Wallenda says the sand on the tightrope made his high wire walk over an Atlantic City beach more challenging.

Wallenda successfully walked 1,300 feet along the wire while about 100 feet above the ground on Thursday.

He was unharnessed as a crowd estimated by local officials at 150,000 watched.

Wallenda said after he had completed the feat that he considered doing it barefoot when he discovered that the sand made his wire so slick, but ultimately kept his suede and buckskin shoes on.

In June, Wallenda wowed the masses when he did a similar stunt 200 feet above Niagara Falls.

 

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