Nik Wallenda successfully completes Niagara Falls highrope walk before spectators, television viewers
From the National Post:
Emerging out of a cloud of mist, Nik Wallenda ran the last few steps to become the first man in more than a century to cross Niagara Falls on a high wire and singlehandedly bring the Wallenda name back into the public consciousness.
Although the walk was mostly free of theatrics, thirty metres from the finish, he bent down on one knee. As spectators gasped, suspecting he had fallen, he raised a fist in triumph.
The crowd chanted his name as he cleared the last few meters to a raised lift, moving past the lights, cranes and news vans of what had become a multi-million dollar operation. “Welcome to Canada, Nik!” screamed a spectator.