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  • Swimmers Question Diana Nyad's Cuba-to-Florida Feat

    09/06/2013 12:30:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 5, 2013 | Suzanne Sataline
    <p>Some demand more details about the record-setting open-water marathon swim.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
  • US swimmer Diana Nyad completes Cuba-Florida swim without shark cage

    09/02/2013 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Doogle · 26 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 09/02/13 | foxnews
    Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage on Monday, arriving in Key West two days after starting her 110-mile trek. Nyad, 64, unsuccessfully tried to swim the Florida Strait four times, mostly recently in 2012. The New York City native’s latest journey began Saturday morning when she jumped from the seawall of the Hemingway Marina into the warm waters off Havana. As she closed in on the Key West shores, a couple of hundred people gathered on the beach to watch her make the final leg...