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US daredevil Nik Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper tightrope walk

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WASHINGTON: US daredevil Nik Wallenda broke two world records on Sunday (Nov 3) when he crossed the Chicago skyline on a tightrope suspended between three skyscrapers, without a safety harness. Wallenda, already the first person to cross the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls on a high wire, set records for the steepest tightrope incline and highest blindfolded walk as he stepped gingerly across the Windy City in mid-air. In the first half of the stunt Wallenda, 35, walked more than two city blocks and crossed the Chicago River with a tightrope set at an incline of 19 degrees, between the Marina City west tower and the Leo Burnett Building. Upon descending from the tightrope, Wallenda returned to Marina City west via the ground to complete his second and more dangerous feat: a tightrope walk to the east tower at more than 500 feet (152 meters), blindfolded. He completed the first walk in just under seven minutes and the second in slightly more than a minute, despite gusts of wind. "It's all about pushing myself to become better at what I do and hoping to inspire others to become better at what they do," Wallenda told the Discovery Channel, which broadcast the stunt in more than 220 countries. The Chicago Tribune said police estimated some 50,000 people turned out to watch Wallenda, a seventh generation member of the Flying Wallendas circus family. - AFP/ec Tags: Daredevil Nik Wallenda Walked A Tightrope Blindfolded Across The Chicago Skyline. US tightrope walker Nik Wallenda completes high-wire walks between Chicago skyscrapers. Daredevil Wallenda successfully completes 2 Chicago skyscraper tightrope walks. Daredevil Completes Skyscraper Tightrope Walks. Tightrope artist completes blindfolded walk between Chicago. Daredevil Nik Wallenda completes two tightrope walks between Chicago skyscrapers — including one with blindfold. Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks between Chicago skyscrapers. Daredevil Nik Wallenda conquers Chicago skyline. Nik Wallenda completes two tightrope walks between Chicago skyscrapers without safety net. Nik Wallenda completes tight-rope walk between Chicago skyscrapers blindfolded. Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda breaks records. DOUBLE TIGHTROPE RECORDS FOR NIK WALLENDA AS DAREDEVIL WALKS BETWEEN CHICAGO SKYSCRAPERS BLINDFOLDED. Wallenda Completes Chicago Skyscraper Wire Walks. Nik Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper high-wire walk. Daredevil Wallenda performs chilling blindfolded skyscraper wire walk in Chicago. Daredevil High Wire Artist Nik Wallenda Walks Between Chicago's Skyscrapers. Tightrope walk blindfolded, high above Chicago. Tightrope artist completes blindfolded walk between Chicago. Breaking News, Latest News, ABC, NBC, BBC, CNN, NDTV, Headlines Times, Now Discovery, Todays News, Upcoming News, USA Today, Latest USA News, NY News, New York Breaking News, Todays Headlines, World News, Latest World News, World Breaking News, Africa Latest News, Africa Breaking News, Fox News, Fox News Channel (TV Network), BBC News, Telegraph, DailyMail, BrisbaneTimes, Guardian, New Zealand Herald, Australian, MSCNBC