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Nik Wallenda walks high wire over hometown

Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Tight rope artist Nik Wallenda took a stroll Tuesday on a high wire suspended 200 feet above his Florida hometown.

Wallenda, who performed the stunt without a safety harness, said the walk over downtown Sarasota took him about 15 minutes, WOFL-TV, Orlando, reported Tuesday.

"It was an amazing walk," he said. "There was more wind than I expected for sure and the cable moved a lot more than I wanted to. I wanted to stop when I was in the middle but there was no way I was able to."

Wallenda said before the walk he was not worried about walking the high wire without a harness.

"There's always concerns. There's always stress that goes into what I do. The truth is, there is risk in what I'm doing. Of course there's always worrying. I always say that fear is a choice. Danger is real. And that's something I have to deal with on a daily basis," he said.

U.S. 41 was closed during Wallenda's stunt, but has since reopened.

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