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Wallenda Hirewire Walk Inspires a Look at Sarasota’s Circus Heritage

Nik and Lijana’s Wallenda’s June 23 highwire walk over Times Square in New York City shines the spotlight on Sarasota, their hometown and training grounds.

Many visitors have traveled in recent weeks to this Southwest Florida destination rich in circus heritage to watch the duo prepare for “Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda” which will air on ABC starting a 8 p.m. ET. They will be 25 stories high and, starting at opposite ends of a 3/4 inch wire, walk 1,250 feet.

“She is truly a living and walking miracle,” Nik Wallenda, King of the Highwire, said of his sister, Lijana Wallenda during a recent evening practice at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota…

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