High-Wire Performer Bikes Over Water In Bahamas

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Nassau, Bahamas -- A seventh generation high-wire daredevil pedaled a bicycle across a precarious line strung between two hotel towers Saturday in an attempt to break his own world record.

Nik Wallenda, of the famous Flying Wallendas circus family, cycled safely more than 100 feet at the Bahamas' Paradise Island Atlantis resort some 260 feet above the turquoise ocean, without a safety net.

Wallenda set the previous record for longest distance and greatest height traveled by bicycle in 2008 in Newark, New Jersey, when he traveled 235 feet at a height of 135 feet.

Guinness will have to verify the new height record.

Hundreds of tourists and resort workers snapped pictures and shot video.

But that wasn't the end of the act.

Wallenda later walked about 2,000 feet at a height of 250 feet over an open air marine habitat teeming with sharks, barracuda and piranha.

Associated Press

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