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Niagara Falls tightrope walk: Nik Wallenda completes challengeN

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High-wire artist Nik Wallenda became the first man to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope last night, completing the stunt on an ABC television special.

Wallenda, whose tightrope was a mere two inches wide and suspended about 200 feet in the air, took about 25 minutes to cross Horseshoe Falls, one of three that makes up Niagara, ABC News reports.

Wallenda wore a safeguard at the insistence of the network, according to the AP.