Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk on a tightrope across the
Niagara Falls, taking steady, measured steps Friday night for 1,800 feet
across the mist-fogged brink of the roaring falls separating the U.S.
and Canada. Afterward, he said he accomplished the feat through "a lot
of praying, that's for sure. But, you know, it's all about the
concentration, the focus, and the training." The seventh-generation
member of the famed Flying Wallendas had long dreamed of pulling off the
stunt, never before attempted. Other daredevils have wire-walked over
the Niagara River but farther downstream and not since 1896.