Wirewalker Wallenda Thanks God for Peace, Strength

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Wirewalker Nik Wallenda made history Friday night, completing the first ever high wire trek across Niagara Falls in just over 25 minutes.

It took him just over 25 minutes to walk the two-inch wire that stretched about four football fields, from the American side to Canada.

Walking 200 feet above the water, he braved wind gusts and a blinding mist kicked up by the falls. Once on the Canadian side he hugged his family and presented his passport to immigration officials.

The journey completed a lifelong dream for the wirewalker, who comes from a famous family of performers. Wallenda's grandfather, Karl, formed the 'Flying Wallendas,' which became famous for their daring high-wire acts. 

Wallenda said his family also passed along its strong Christian faith.

"I grew up in a born-again Christian family, a (B)ible-believing, God-fearing family," he told the Toronto Sun. "That's the way I was raised, and I find comfort and peace in that."

Throughout his walk across Niagara, Wallenda could be heard thanking God for His peace and strength.

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