Diana Nyad completes her record swim

Posted By on September 2, 2013

It is not like my long distance swimming wife needs an additional incentive to keep swimming further and further, but hearing this is sure to keep Brenda’s motivation alive. Congratulations to long distance swimmer Diana Nyad in succeeding in her open water swim “without a shark cage” from Havana to Key West this Labor Day afternoon. (video below)

Comments

  • Joel Epstien

    Here’s a great review of the swim, but thanks for the post (I’m a support person).
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/sports/nyad-completes-cuba-to-florida-swim.html

    • Thanks Joel. Great writeup indeed. The map was helpful, particularly including the “Manhattan” outline for perspective … although it is hard to compare the challenges besides time and distance of open water swimming for those swimming in protected waters or a pool.

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