posted at 22:50
Author: Jenni Ryall
A daredevil just walked across the Chicago skyline without a harness
The extreme sportsman walked between three skyscrapers on a high-wire hundreds of feet off the ground in downtown Chicago on Sunday night. "You guys watching think I am crazy, but this is what I was made for," Wallenda said as he crossed between the buildings. "I feel incredible. So thankful, obviously, that I made it across safely," Wallenda said at a press conference after the death-defying stunt. This is not the first time Wallenda has hit the news with his impressive antics. Wallenda is a seventh-generation member of the "Flying Wallendas," a family circus troupe. He has been walking tightrope professionally since he was 13 years old and follows in the footsteps of his legendary great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda. Karl died in Puerto Rico in 1978 while attempting a stunt, in his honor Nik Wallenda and his mother completed that walk together in 2011. "I'm always looking for the next major hurdle and doing something that the world has never seen," Wallenda said in a statement in the lead up to Sunday's event.

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