Stuntman Nik Wallenda plans to wire-walk at the Wisconsin State Fair
The legendary stuntman Nik Wallenda will be facing his longest wire walking challenge at the Wisconsin State Fair Tuesday August 11th.
He has risked his life many times defeating feats like the Niagara Falls in 2012, the Grand Canyon in 2013 and the city of Chicago in 2014.
\"I understand why they would call me crazy, look at what I do for a living,” Wallenda said. “I walk on a wire the size of a nickel up in the clouds.\"
If he completes his walk at the Wisconsin State Fair, Wallenda will break his personal record. The Grand Canyon was 1,500 feet long and the fair's challenge will at least be 1,560 feet and 100 feet high.
\"If everything goes smoothly that will be the case, I'll be mic'd up, I'll have a monitor in my ear and I'll talk to the audience as I'm making that trek, and tell them what's going through my mind,\" Wallenda said.
Wallenda's family has been walking on wires for 200 years. He's a 7th generation wire walker.
\"This is what I was born to do,” Wallenda said. “My great-grandfather said it best, he said, ‘life is on the wire and everything else is just waiting.'\"
August 11th's performance cost $15. \"Hopefully that grand stand is filled with people and fans will be cheering me on,” he said. “It's exciting. Every time I get on that wire, it's exciting.\"