Niagara Falls Tightrope Daredevil Excites the Web (Video)
June 17, 2012 by cd
Niagara Falls tightrope walk by daredevil Nik Wallenda did not only garner high ratings for ABC last Friday night during the live telecast but also became a viral video on YouTube.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda made history on Friday as he walked the tightrope above the Niagara Falls onto Canada which lasted for 25 minutes.
He was coached along by his father, who sat in a studio and used the wireless microphone to communicate with his son.
The tightrope measures 457 meters and just 5 inches in diameter which spans from US to Canada via the Niagara Falls. The history making event began at 10:16 p.m. ET on June 15, 2012.
Wallenda entered Ontario, Canada, at 10:41 p.m. where he was greeted by his family and a 120,000 cheering spectators.
The daredevil revealed the 3 secrets for his record-breaking stint: prayer, concentration and rigid training.
“I’m extremely blessed to be where I am. Thank you Jesus, my righteous King.” he said after crossing the Niagara Falls.
The feat was the first time in history that someone crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
ABC bested rival networks NBC and CBS during the broadcast of the walk netting around 13.1 million viewers.