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Swimmers Question Diana Nyad's Cuba-to-Florida Feat
National Geographic ^ | September 5, 2013 | Suzanne Sataline

Posted on 09/06/2013 12:30:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Edited on 09/06/2013 12:41:43 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Some demand more details about the record-setting open-water marathon swim.

Diana Nyad has captured the public's imagination with her epic swim from Cuba to Florida—but some of her fellow long-distance swimmers are skeptical.

The online Marathon Swimmers Forum and social media have been ablaze this week with the comments of swimmers questioning one of the sport's seemingly greatest feats: Nyad's claim to be the first person to swim the entire 110 miles, unaided, from Havana to Key West.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: nyad

1 posted on 09/06/2013 12:30:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

It was a communist propaganda ploy.

100%


2 posted on 09/06/2013 12:33:17 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Reminds me of the hotdog eating competition enthusiasts.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 12:41:35 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: GeronL

Asking for proof is homophobic.


4 posted on 09/06/2013 12:41:38 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

Racist, too!


5 posted on 09/06/2013 12:44:43 PM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: Don W

And Sexist.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 12:45:47 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Kennard

lol. right. She is a gay communist


7 posted on 09/06/2013 12:46:11 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

How did this help communists?


8 posted on 09/06/2013 12:46:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

help?

I said it was propaganda. related thread:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3063441/posts


9 posted on 09/06/2013 12:50:39 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: nickcarraway

No flippers?

But what about cancles??


10 posted on 09/06/2013 12:52:09 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: nickcarraway

I question her speed also. There was one report that at one point she was swimming 5 mph. Come on..
Any video shots of her swim did not show any suit, mask or a stroke that could be 2 mph let alone 5 mph.

Had she landed further up the Keys or started further West of Havana I could see the Gulfstream aiding her. But she swan basically 90 deg across it.

Come to think of it she would have had to swim NW or WNW to compensate for approx 2-2.5 kt. Gulfstream current.
OTOH I commend her tenacity.


11 posted on 09/06/2013 12:52:36 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: nickcarraway

I’d say her swim was a little culturally insensitive. There are so many who attempted that trek, not for fame but for freedom - and a good portion lost their lives.


12 posted on 09/06/2013 12:54:28 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: nickcarraway
How did this help communists?

Your question helps communists.

13 posted on 09/06/2013 12:54:35 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Being late is a power play for those with no other power.)
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To: nickcarraway

Rosie Ruiz Revisited???


14 posted on 09/06/2013 12:57:10 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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Sounds like a bunch of jealous liberals who are pissed because she doesn't belong to their elite team. She swam around Manhattan Island and who else has done that? I know she was monitored all the way and I'm sure she agreed to a couple of photo ops during the swim. Get over it
15 posted on 09/06/2013 1:09:02 PM PDT by shadeaud (Stay Thirsty My Friends)
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To: NonValueAdded

My uncle swam from Cuba in the mid sixties. He was pick up by a boat about 8 miles from the keys. I’m sure he was not the only one and that more than a few have died trying but, an amazing accomplishment for anyone.


16 posted on 09/06/2013 1:42:27 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: nickcarraway

Her fellow swimmers asking for the data. They think she may have rested on the boat for a few hours. They want to see the tide charts to explain how she could swim 3-4 miles an hour when 2 is her max. This will be interesting.


17 posted on 09/06/2013 4:22:39 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

It was faked, it was done for propaganda purposes and it got praised by Hillary.


18 posted on 09/06/2013 4:23:41 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

You would think that if this was for real that they would have had an independent observer on the boat or 53 hours of video of the whole swim and GPS data.

She tried this 5 times beginning at 28. Are you telling me that at 62? she is a better swimmer than she was at 28???35???40???45???

Show the swimming community the data. They will know if it was real or not.


19 posted on 09/06/2013 4:32:52 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

bump


20 posted on 09/06/2013 4:43:07 PM PDT by GeronL
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