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Wallenda Walks High Wire in Florida

12:04 AM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda walked on a wire 200 feet over U.S. 41 in Sarasota, Fla., without a safety harness.

The Sarasota City Commission allowed him to do the stunt without a tether. Wallenda wore a tether for the first time last summer when he walked across Niagara Falls because the television network that was paying for the performance insisted on it.

Wallenda started his Sarasota Skywalk at Bayfront Park. The wire ended at the Marina Tower Condominium, and part of U.S. 41 was shut down during the walk.

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