Wallenda Completes Sarasota Tightrope Walk

The circus performer and six-time Guinness World Record holder is scheduled to perform the stunt Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013  |  Updated 1:29 PM EDT
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Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda successfully walked on a wire 200 feet over U.S. 41 in Sarasota without a safety harness.

Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda successfully walked on a wire 200 feet over U.S. 41 in Sarasota without a safety harness.

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Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda successfully walked on a wire 200 feet over U.S. 41 in Sarasota without a safety harness.

The circus performer and six-time Guinness World Record holder performed the stunt Tuesday morning.

The Sarasota City Commission allowed him to do the stunt without a tether. Wallenda wore a tether for the first time last summer when he walked across Niagara Falls, because the television network that was paying for the performance insisted on it.

Wallenda started his Sarasota Skywalk at Bayfront Park. The wire ended at the Marina Tower Condominium, and part of U.S. 41 was shut during the walk.


 

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