• Early yesterday morning, 61 year old Diana Nyad attempted to swim from Cuba to Florida.

    Early yesterday morning, 61 year old Diana Nyad attempted to swim from Cuba to Florida.

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  • The swim is 103 miles through shark infested waters and takes 60 hours to complete.

    The swim is 103 miles through shark infested waters and takes 60 hours to complete.

    That’s the equivalent to swimming around the entire island of Manhattan four times, but with sharks and four foot waves. Source

  • Early this morning this was posted on Twitter:

    Early this morning this was posted on Twitter:

  • After 29 hours of battling fierce currents, which blew her 15 miles off course, she ended her swi...

    After 29 hours of battling fierce currents, which blew her 15 miles off course, she ended her swim. The swim from Cuba to Florida has been done before, but with the use of a shark cage. This was Diana’s second attempt at the swim, and without the use of a cage. All I know is that while I was watching movies and stuffing my face with Magnolia Bakery cupcakes, a woman 3.5 times my age swam half-way to Florida through pitch-black open ocean. Did I mention that she also has asthma? Source