Video: Nik Wallenda Niagara Falls Press Conference

Nik Wallenda officially announces his June 15 Niagara Falls tightrope date.

Nik Wallenda will walk 220 feet above the Niagara Falls, walking 1,800 feet from point to point on June 15, the Sarasota daredevil announced Wednesday. 

"I pinch myself all the time because it doesn't seem like reality," Wallenda said. "This has been a dream of mine, and for it to be so well embraced by the local area on both sides, it's clear that the majority of the people here are for this event."

"... I'm pursuing a dream, and it's becoming a reality."

The only uncertainty now is who's going to televise it. Those details are being worked out, Wallenda said at his press conference, which is available above from Buffalo news channel WIVB.

Contractual details are being worked out, he said, and had intitially told Patch in that a Discovery network channel would air the special live.

Wallenda said the walk could take 30 to 40 minutes, depending on conditions. And while the winds and weather could prolong the walk, so could other forms of nature.

"I've been stung by bees, we've had birds fly over but no major concerns. Of course, I train for distractions. That's been part of my training regimine since I was a small child, which was footballs flying at me or pine cones so I know that I'm going to stay focus," Wallenda said.

If you happen to be in Niagara Falls, Wallenda posted on his Facebook Fan pagethat you can watch him train from May 12 through May 22 at Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y. It's free and open to the public between 10:30 a.m. to noon and 3:30 to 5 p.m.


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