Wallenda in New York City preparing for highwire walk with sister

Wallenda Walk

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Nik Wallenda has arrived in New York City for his highwire walk on Sunday with his sister.

The brother-sister duo will walk a high wire 25 stories up from tower one to tower two above a massive crowd. We heard more Lijana and her father before the walk, on the emotional toll this walk has already been taking.

Nik told ABC7 that knowing his sister will be wearing a tether does make him feel better. But if they end up having to use the tether, it will be a major blow to their careers.

You can watch Nik and Lijana’s highwire walk, along with our live coverage from New York, in our hour-long special "Highwire Heroes of the Suncoast. It’s this Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

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