Wallenda will train in Niagara County for tightrope walk

From the Buffalo News:

Nik Wallenda will train in Niagara County for his tightrope walk across Niagara Falls later this summer.

Wallenda, in Albany Thursday to meet with state legislators, told The Buffalo News that he is dropping plans to train for the event on an airport runway in Pittsburgh and instead scouting locations in Niagara County.

“We’ll train with wind and rain and heavy mist and all that stuff so I’m prepared for the worst case when I get over the falls,” he said.

The ideal spot, he said, is a field large enough to string a cable between two cranes, the length of the wire that will take him from Goat Island on the American side to Canada.

He is looking at two sites in Niagara Falls and could announce his decision today during a visit there, a source said.

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