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Daredevil Nik Wallenda completes high-wire walk across Grand Canyon

By Tim Gaynor LITTLE COLORADO RIVER, Arizona (Reuters) - Daredevil Nik Wallenda completed a historic high-wire walk on a 2-inch (5-cm) steel cable over the Grand Canyon on Sunday and was greeted by wild cheers after his hair-raising stunt. Wallenda, the self-described "King of the High Wire," took 22 minutes and 54 seconds to walk 1,400 feet across the crimson-hued canyon with just a distant ribbon of the Little Colorado River beneath him. The event was broadcast live around the world.

US daredevil set for Grand Canyon tightrope walk

Record-breaking US daredevil Nik Wallenda hopes to make history again this weekend by walking across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, 1,500 feet above ground over the world-renowned landmark. The 34-year-old, who was the first person to walk across the Niagara Falls last year, will be rigged up with multiple cameras and microphones broadcasting the death-defying feat live around the world. And unlike the Niagara Falls walk, he will wear no safety harness for the stunt, likely to take him 25 minutes in searing temperatures over the famous tourist attraction.
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