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Diana Nyad

Everything you need to know about Diana Nyad, the out endurance swimmer. Nyad set a record by completing a swim from Cuba to Florida in 2013 at the age of 64. Diana Nyad is known for her outrageous swim attempts, including circling Manhattan Island in seven hours and 57 minutes in 1979 and for completing what was then the longest swim in history, 102.5 miles from the Bahamas to Florida. She has since been named to the U.S. National Women's Sports Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Annette Bening to Play Lesbian Swimmer Diana Nyad in New Film

Nyad was the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a cage.

Diana Nyad Shares Heartrending Story of Sexual Abuse By Her Coach

The celebrated athlete has spoken out about sexual abuse before, but her story for The New York Times is prescient and moving. 

Op-ed: Why It Matters That Diana Nyad Is Gay

While some may want to have a post-gay view on notable people, we're just not there yet.

WATCH: The Diana Nyad Documentary Trailer

The documentary was listed among The Advocate's favorites of this year's Outfest.

WATCH: Diana Nyad's Message on Getting Older

Diana Nyad turned 64 just last month. And on that occasion, she struck an enthusiastic tone about getting older. In the video below, she offers an inspiring message on aging that she says "you won't believe" if you're not yet in your sixties.

Diana Nyad Never Gave Up, Made History

The fifth attempt for out swimmer Diana Nyad to cross from Cuba to Florida ended successfully.


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Nyad Tries Marathon Swim Again

Nyad was hoping the third time is the proverbial charm.

Diana Nyads Cuba to Florida Swim Attempt Comes to an End

Nyad was forced to abandon her swim.

Diana Nyads Havana to Key West Swim Underway

Nyad, 61, entered the water at Havana's Marina Hemingway.