Nik Wallenda completes his longest wire walk ever at Wisconsin State Fair


Famous tightrope walker Nik Wallenda completed his longest wire walk ever Tuesday – and he did it at the Wisconsin State Fair.

With no net to catch him if he fell, the nine-time Guinness World Record holder walked across a 1,576-foot wire that was stretched more than 10 stories above the Milwaukee Mile Speedway at the fairgrounds, TMJ reports.

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It took him under 30 minutes to cross the wire, WISN notes, which was the width of a nickel and sloped downwards, WTKR says.

“This walk, the biggest challenge is endurance. It's a long walk. That's a long distance to walk,” Wallenda, 36, said before his stunt, according to WISN.

Wallenda grew up performing with the Flying Wallendas and has gained worldwide attention for crossing a wire strung between famous landmarks, including the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and two Chicago skyscrapers – he was blindfolded for part of that one.

Next up for Wallenda may be a wire walk over an active volcano, or perhaps something involving the Egyptian pyramids, reports note.

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