Nik Wallenda

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Nik Wallenda
Wallenda at Skyscraper Live press conference in Chicago November 2, 2014
Born (1979-01-24) January 24, 1979 (age 44)
Other namesThe King of the Wire (nickname)
OccupationAcrobat, daredevil, high wire artist
Years active1992–present
Known forHigh-wire act without a net
First person to walk a tightrope directly over Niagara Falls
Erendira Vasquez (m. 1999)
Parent(s)Delilah Wallenda and Terry Troffer
RelativesKarl Wallenda (great-grandfather)
AwardsNine-time world record holder

Nikolas "Nik" Wallenda (born January 24, 1979) is an American acrobat, aerialist, daredevil, high wire artist, and author. He is known for his high-wire performances without a safety net.

He holds nine Guinness World Records for various acrobatic feats, but is best known as the first person to walk a tightrope stretched directly over Niagara Falls. He walked across a tightrope from Leo Burnett Building to both Marina City towers in Chicago in December 2014.

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