WEST ALLIS, Wis. — High-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda attempted his longest tightrope walk ever during an appearance at the Wisconsin State Fair Tuesday night, and he didn’t disappoint.
Wallenda walked 1,576 feet at more than 10 stories above the Milwaukee Mile Speedway on the fairgrounds. It took just over a half hour for him to complete the task.
Wallenda carried a 45-pound bar for stability and wore soft shoes made by his mother, Delilah, a member of the famous Flying Wallendas. She watched her son’s high-wire act, as did his wife and three children.
The 36-year-old Wallenda holds nine Guinness World Records for his stunts. He walked across Niagara Falls in 2012.