Grand Canyon Wire-Walker Trusts God, Intense Training

SARASOTA, Fla. (June 20, 2013)--Nik Wallenda says he’s trusting God and intense training to help him make the walk across a high-wire suspended 1,500 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon Sunday.

The quarter-mile crossing will be broadcast live on the Discovery Channel.

Wallenda says it's a calculated risk, but says he trains hard, not expecting God to do miracles on his behalf.

He said his faith in Jesus Christ gives him peace and confidence that he'll be in God's hands if he does fall to his death.

In Florida, he's been training with a wind machine simulating the gusts he may experience over the Grand Canyon.

Last year Wallenda walked a tightrope over Niagara Falls on live television.

His new memoir is titled "Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line."


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