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In case you missed it, the live broadcast event the Discovery Channel has been plugging for weeks took place on Sunday as ‘aerialist’ Nik Wallenda became the first person to wire-walk across the Grand Canyon.

He did it in a 40mph cross-wind on a two inch wide cable with a 43 foot balancing pole and no safety harness. It took him 22 minutes at a nice, steady, Jesus-thanking pace and he ran the last bit.

Next, he wants to cross from the Empire State to the Chrysler building in New York City.

(PIx: Reuters/AP)