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Diana Nyad’s Courageous Attempt at her ‘Xtreme’ Dream

Diana Nyad attempting marathon Cuba to Florida swim,2012/Photo Florida Keys News Bureau, Christ Barli

Diana Nyad attempting marathon Cuba to Florida swim/Photo: Florida Keys News Bureau, Christi Barli

By Pamela Burke/August 23, 2012

Hats off to Diana Nyad for her amazingly gutsy attempt to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys!  Can you imagine anyone at any age attempting this dangerous swim through shark-infested waters inhabited by jellyfish with 10-foot-long tentacles?  This 63-year-old marathon swimmer never flinched nor turned back, even after three previous attempts and knowing full well the challenges ahead of her.   [Read more…]