Monday, September 2, 2013

Diana Nyad Completes Swim From Cuba To Florida

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, in her fifth attempt, has successfully swum from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida.  She is the first to make the entire 112-mile crossing using neither a shark cage nor a wetsuit, but did use a silicone mask designed to protect her from jellyfish.  Her swim took just under 53 hours.  One other remarkable aspect of Nyad's accomplishment is that she did this at age 64.

Read more at ABC News, NBC News, USA Today and Time.

1 comment:

  1. Now she will return to the United States and quickly be forgotten.