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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.

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

March 05 2021 2:52 PM

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

November 09 2017 2:50 PM