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US swimmer Diana Nyad completes Cuba-Florida swim without shark cage
FOXNEWS ^ | 09/02/13 | foxnews

Posted on 09/02/2013 11:03:28 AM PDT by Doogle

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage on Monday, arriving in Key West two days after starting her 110-mile trek.

Nyad, 64, unsuccessfully tried to swim the Florida Strait four times, mostly recently in 2012. The New York City native’s latest journey began Saturday morning when she jumped from the seawall of the Hemingway Marina into the warm waters off Havana. As she closed in on the Key West shores, a couple of hundred people gathered on the beach to watch her make the final leg of the swim.

"I am about to swim my last 2 miles in the ocean," Nyad told her 35-member team from the water, according to her website. "This is a lifelong dream of mine and I'm very, very glad to be with you."

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TOPICS: History; Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: athletes; nyad; women
congrads.....at 64
1 posted on 09/02/2013 11:03:28 AM PDT by Doogle
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To: Doogle

Just wow.


2 posted on 09/02/2013 11:04:36 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Doogle

Congratulations, and a genuinely impressive feat of athletic prowess.

I hope I’ll be in such good shape 20 years hence.


3 posted on 09/02/2013 11:06:54 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Doogle

Good luck and God bless you! 64 doesn’t look quite as old as it did when I was a kid!


4 posted on 09/02/2013 11:08:11 AM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Doogle
swimmer Diana Nyad

Nomen est Omen

5 posted on 09/02/2013 11:10:48 AM PDT by mikrofon (Water Story!)
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To: Doogle

Thats one toughLesbian congrates to her


6 posted on 09/02/2013 11:11:26 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Doogle

I wonder how many desperate Cubans will think now that they can do it also... after all, they have all the motivation they may need, don’t they?


7 posted on 09/02/2013 11:13:54 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

Sadly, they would be leaving an old communist regime for a new communist regime.


8 posted on 09/02/2013 11:15:47 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Doogle

Wow-— kudos to Diana. Does she actually swim the whole time without a break? If so, that’s really amazing.


9 posted on 09/02/2013 11:26:24 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Former Fetus

> I wonder how many desperate Cubans will think now that they can do it also... after all, they have all the motivation they may need, don’t they?

I don’t think the U.S. is the place to be quite so much anymore. 0 took care of that...


10 posted on 09/02/2013 11:28:09 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: al baby

“””Nyad is also an author of three books, a motivational speaker and has been a reporter and commentator for NPR.”””

Yup, lesbian.


11 posted on 09/02/2013 11:28:57 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Doogle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frTj305a4nY


12 posted on 09/02/2013 11:30:57 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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Yes, quite an accomplishment, particularly at age 64, but permit me to be the skunk at the garden party.

This is getting all the media buildup and attention because Nyad is a vocal lesbian, not because she is the first person (or first woman) to swim from Cuba to Florida. Australian Susie Maroney successfully swam the strait in 1997. Yes, she did so with a shark cage, and so-called experts say it gave her an advantage. But that's all B.S. Nyad has made a career talking about her “immoral, lowlife” father and the all-too-familiar claim of female celebs that she was sexually abused (by her swimming coach). Nyad is one confused human being. From a recent interview:

“[A]t 21, she had taken a bus from New York City to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a friend’s surprise birthday party. ‘They didn’t tell me they were all gay,’ she says. ‘They thought, She won’t care, she’ll just get here and deal.’ She had sex with three women that night.

“’I stayed for two weeks and went out every night and slept with everybody in the town.’ Before that, she says, ‘I was just so messed up. I didn’t have any sexuality — I just knew I didn’t want to be with men. But I thought it was all just because of the trauma — you never know, but I think I was gay from day one.’”

She considers having sex with every lesbian in Ann Arbor “normal,” which means that, to her, being heterosexual or celibate must be “abnormal.”

Wait for the media reports trumpeting her as a great role model for young women and girls. Inevitable, and disgusting.

13 posted on 09/02/2013 11:32:54 AM PDT by twister881
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To: jsanders2001
Could it be!?
[I particularly like Barry Soetero's cute bonnet.]


14 posted on 09/02/2013 11:42:06 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Doogle

Congratulations but, please, no pictures.


15 posted on 09/02/2013 12:02:59 PM PDT by keat
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To: Doogle

Congratulations!

I have a question about an earlier swim, cited in this article:

“Four years later, Nyad swam the 102 miles from North Bimini, Bahamas, to Juno Beach, Fla., in 27.5 hours.

Uh....my calculator tells me that’s 3.7 mph.....????????

Currents?


16 posted on 09/02/2013 12:03:26 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: G Larry

eyep


17 posted on 09/02/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Good for her...

Im 64...

Its not amazing what we can do...

we need to celebrate our good health at this age after living a life of little or no unhealthy pastimes etc...

Whats so great about being sick ???


18 posted on 09/02/2013 12:23:44 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Doogle

Meanwhile, honorable people get paralyzed at 18.


19 posted on 09/02/2013 12:30:05 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Doogle
After graduating from Pine Crest School in 1967 she entered Emory University, but was thrown out of school for jumping out a fourth-floor dormitory window wearing a parachute.

LOL! Sounds like something I would of done at that age. I once jumped off the high diving board at the Eden Roc hotel while a hurricane approached the coast with winds gusting at about 60 mph. Yea I had a few beers in me. Quite exhilarating though. Somehow I made it out of those crazy years alive.

20 posted on 09/02/2013 12:46:29 PM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: Doogle

Good for her she has been shot down many times,too bad there wasnt a man-o-war cage shed would have done it before this.


21 posted on 09/02/2013 12:55:47 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: al baby

one toughLesbian

Can you support this statement with documentation?


22 posted on 09/02/2013 12:56:52 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Doogle

Am I the only one who thinks it’s weird that she has that particular last name?


23 posted on 09/02/2013 1:06:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

guess so


24 posted on 09/02/2013 2:30:07 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: twister881
Australian Susie Maroney successfully swam the strait in 1997. Yes, she did so with a shark cage

Well, the whole point of the story is that Nyad did it without a shark cage. And, yes, she's a lesbian. We all know that.

That the gay agenda crowd may try to make use of her feat is likely, but it doesn't detract from accomplishing her life-long goal. One, I might add, that doesn't, in the least, appeal to me.

25 posted on 09/02/2013 4:56:52 PM PDT by BfloGuy (People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint.)
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To: keat

There photos where she is quite presentable.

And she does have very nice arms and shoulders!


26 posted on 09/02/2013 9:27:39 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: twister881

What does your analysis have to do with the accomplishment?


27 posted on 09/03/2013 3:58:43 PM PDT by dmz
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