February 19, 2014

Something Wonderful: How Diana Nyad (and 35 Helpers) Swam from Cuba to Florida

On August 31st, 2013, Nyad jumped into the shark-friendly waters of Cuba and swam some 110-odd miles—without the protection of a shark cage—to eventually reach the shores of Key West, Florida, some 53 hours later. At age 64. Unprecedented.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 19, 2014 2:36 PM
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Hey, a twofer! She gives her old friends the communist dictators a propaganda win and dumps on the graves of those that drowned trying to flee. Wonderful!

Posted by: ocam at February 19, 2014 8:44 PM

Impressive, but would have been even more so had she pulled a raft of folks that really needed to make the trip.

Posted by: Dave J at February 20, 2014 8:40 AM

Well if you're going to be a swimmer, Nyad is the name to have.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2014 11:22 AM