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Diane Nyad – First Person to Swim from Cuba to Florida, 110 Miles, Without a Shark Cage

Diana Nyad has succeeded in swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Key West, FL, across the Straits of Florida.  She is the first person ever to do so without a shark cage.  The swim took 53 hours and she … Continue reading

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Diana Nyad Nearing 5 Mile Countdown to Key West in Epic Cuba-to-Florida Swim

Diana Nyad is nearing the five mile countdown to Key West on her epic 112 statute mile swim from Cuba to Florida. If she completes the swim, she will be the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a cage, … Continue reading

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Update: Diana Nyad Ends Her Attempt to Swim Between Havanna & Key West

This morning Diana Nyad ended her fourth attempt, her third this year, to swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida after being buffeted by squalls and stung by jellyfish. She had been in the water for roughly 60 hours … Continue reading

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Diana Nyad Making Fourth Attempt at Cuba to Florida Swim

Starting a day earlier than planned, Diana Nyad, 62, began her fourth attempt yesterday afternoon to swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West Florida, a distance of 103 miles across open ocean.  Nyad swam 21.7 statute miles in her first 18 hours. The total … Continue reading

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Nyad Ends Attempted Cuba-Florida Swim

After adverse winds carried her off course, marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, 61, ended her attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.  She had been swimming for 29 hours when she ended … Continue reading

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61-year-old Diana Nyad Attempting to Swim from Cuba to Florida

Yesterday at 7:45 PM, American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, 61, set off swimming from Havana in an attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage.  The swim, if she succeeds, is … Continue reading

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