Fri June 15, 2012
Wallenda completes historic wire walk over Niagara Falls
Nik Wallenda completed his high-wire walk over Niagara Falls in a little more than 25 minutes Friday night.
Wallenda started his tightrope walk at about 10:16 p.m. He walked with a fast-paced stride. Wallenda kept the tether on as he walked along the entire stretch of cable.
As Wallenda neared the end of his walk, he stopped at one point, pumped his fist in the air in excitement, and bent to one knee before completing his wire challenge. When Wallenda was just a few feet from the platform on the Canadian side of the Falls he once again pumped his fist, did a little dance and ran to the end of the wire.
Wallenda made history in carrying out the legacy of the Wallenda family through the misty fog from the mighty Niagara.
The daredevil is a seventh-generation of the famed Flying Wallendas. He said this was his dream to conduct the wire stunt.
Thousands gathered on both sides of the border to cheer on Wallenda. About 4,000 on the American side and an estimated 125,00o stood along the Canadian side. When he arrived in Canada, Customs was there to check his passport.