A day in the life of Nik Wallenda

Nikolas Wallenda was born 40 years ago in Sarasota. With three TV specials involving Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon and Chicago, he's not a worldwide celebrity.

 2017: Circus rehearsal accident devastates Wallenda Family

Nik Wallenda, his sister Lijana and others were practicing an eight-person pyramid for an upcoming show when suddenly performers lost their balance and tumbled more than 30-feet to the ground.

 The tragic history of the Wallendas

The Wallenda family has been tempting fate for generations, but fate hasn't always been kind.

 Wallenda in New York City preparing for highwire walk with sister

These are definitely some valuable tips especially since today is the official first day of summer.

 Nik Wallenda’s sister opens up about 2017 injuries before walking the wire in Times Square

On Tuesday, Nik and his team worked through the night rigging a highwire between two skyscrapers, but it proved to be more challenging than they ever imagined.

 Nik Wallenda speaks with ABC7 about his upcoming high-wire challenge above Times Square in New York City

Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana preparing for high-wire walk above Times Square in New York City.

 VIDEO: Video emerges of 2017 accident during Wallenda circus rehearsal

The accident involving Circus Sarasota happened in February 2017 at the Circus Arts Conservatory, the big top tent next to the mall at University Town Center. Five people in an eight-person pyramid fell from the 28-foot high wire.

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