Nik Wallenda walks tightrope over Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY - August 9, 2012

Wallenda successfully walked 1,300 feet along the wire while about 100 feet above the ground on Thursday.

He was unharnessed as a crowd estimated by local officials at 150,000 watched.

Wallenda said after he had completed the feat that he considered doing it barefoot when he discovered that the sand made his wire so slick, but ultimately kept his suede and buckskin shoes on.

In June, Wallenda wowed the masses when he did a similar stunt 200 feet above Niagara Falls.

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