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Wallenda breaks own world record at Stampede

Last Updated Jul 9, 2019 at 5:46 am MDT

Summary

High wire acrobat Nik Wallenda walked over half a kilometre above the midway to set a new high wire walk world record.

Wallenda walked a total of 549 metres on a steel wire only 19 millimetres thick.

Wallenda is the seventh generation of the 'Great Wallenda' tight rope walking family.

A world record night at the Calgary Stampede.

High wire acrobat Nik Wallenda walked more than half a kilometre above the midway to set a new high wire walk world record.

He also held the old world record.

Wallenda walked a total of 549 metres on a steel wire only 19 millimetres thick.

The wire was secured with cables 35 metres above the midway, leading to many gawkers stopping and snapping pictures of the death-defying stunt.

Wallenda is the seventh generation of the ‘Great Wallenda’ tight rope walking family.

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