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Nik Wallenda 'ready to go' for historic tightrope walk over Niagara Falls

Daredevil Nik Wallenda practices walking a tightrope on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in New York. Nik will attempt to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope wire on June 15 - a feat that has been banned for over 125 years. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Nik Wallenda says he felt like a kid on Christmas morning when the tightrope wire went up ahead of his planned walk across Niagara Falls.

Wallenda says "it's almost game time" and he's ready to go for the walk on Friday night, which is being broadcast live on ABC TV and CTV.

He says he's trying to do something no one else has done and if he could, he'd love to get on the wire and walk across the falls "right now."

Wallenda is scheduled to attempt the walk from the American to the Canadian side of the falls at 10:20 p.m. ET.

He spoke with reporters after holding a one-hour meet and greet with fans in Niagara Falls, Ont., today.

Dozens of people lined up with posters for him to sign.

"He's inspirational," said Jacob Lacroix, 10. "I don't think anyone else could do that."

Wallenda will meet again with fans on Thursday.

The Niagara Falls Parks Commission expects 120,000 people to gather on the Ontario side of the falls when he attempts his walk.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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