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Diana Nyad Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad: Swimming in the Pool of Becoming

Bridget Fonger | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Bridget Fonger

I recently had the distinct pleasure of meeting -- and giving two big hugs to -- Diana Nyad at a fundraiser for Creative Visions Foundation. Creativ...

Cuba: 3 Weeks Later

Diana Nyad | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

If it was an 18-hour swim, it was never 17 hours, 57 minutes. It was 18. Along with the training, the organization of an expedition this size, 45 people out into the wilderness that is the unpredictable and dangerous stretch between Cuba and Florida, is monumental.

A Little Bit of Diana Nyad in All of Us

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 11.20.2013 | Sports
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

I can't imagine my life without being an athlete, it's always felt like an inherent part of me. Young women my age have people like our mothers and like Diana Nyad to thank for that.

Diana Nyad: A Force of Nature

Emily Kelting | Posted 11.13.2013 | Sports
Emily Kelting

She was the bravest person I knew -- for she shrugged off physically suffering in a way that I couldn't, and wouldn't. She was very smart and very sassy. But I did wonder if she had a death wish.

Leadership 3.0: How Diana Nyad Defied Life's Challenges and How You Can, Too

Leslie Grossman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Leslie Grossman

It's a notorious stretch of water brimming with sharks, jellyfish, squalls and an unpredictable Gulf Stream. But Diana Nyad found a way. And so can you. You can find a way to do almost anything, if you want it enough. That's what leaders do.

So Many Women Swim Without a Shark Cage

Janet Kyle Altman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Janet Kyle Altman

I listened to the radio coverage of her approach to the Florida shore, and I realized how many women around the world live their whole lives without a shark cage

10 Lessons Midlifers Can Learn From Diana Nyad

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

We have a new athletic superstar this Labor Day -- the amazing swimmer Diana Nyad. If you saw her wading haltingly onto the shore of Key West after this historic swim, you had to feel her sheer exhaustion along with the thrill of her incredible feat.

Thanks, Diana Nyad -- for Proving Persistence Pays

Terry Savage | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Terry Savage

Who did invent all those infomercial products, ranging from hooks that hang elephants to the silly snuggle blanket to the PedEgg? In America, it is still possible to start from nowhere and get somewhere -- whether the nowhere is the shores of Cuba or personal poverty.

Box Jellyfish -- Deadly Venom

Diana Nyad | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green
Diana Nyad

A tiny, clear, cube-shaped gelatinous sea creature is armed with one of the deadliest venoms on our planet. Take it from one who knows too well the pain and paralysis of the Box Jellyfish. I have suffered their otherworldly stings three times now, in my attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida.

Cuba Swim... Impossible?

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

We are a very few, the truly extreme ultra marathon swimmers of this blue planet. We may vie for titles and records but in the end our journeys are far more than athletic marks.

Cuba: One More Time

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

Four summers ago, 2009, I made the decision to attempt to swim the epic passage from Cuba to Florida. The motivation wasn't so much to set a maverick athletic record. The idea was to stir my soul.

Cuba: Shoot for the Stars or Settle?

Diana Nyad | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Diana Nyad

Every single one of us knows heartache. It's the human condition. So do we settle for small dreams to make sure we can achieve them? Do we never test our will, our potential, for fear of failing?

The Cuba Swim: From Dream to Reality

Diana Nyad | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact
Diana Nyad

There is no doubt that I would have been jubilant to touch that Florida shore, to have made history, to at long last lived out the vision I've had in my brain for so very long. Yet I've been living a grand life, driven by this very quest.

Pray for Purple, Diana Nyad 55 Miles From Key West

Candace Lyle Hogan | Posted 10.21.2012 | Sports
Candace Lyle Hogan

I am writing from aboard the Quest, one of 7 ships in the flotilla escorting Diana Nyad on her record setting attempt to swim unaided from Cuba to Florida.

A Pod of Dolphins Visits Diana Nyad

Candace Lyle Hogan | Posted 10.20.2012 | Impact
Candace Lyle Hogan

If there were ever a moment during the Nyad swim when Diana was grateful to the NRDC and all organizations that support pristine waters, the best one came at 6:30 p.m. today (Monday) when she was visited by dolphins!

The Cuba Swim: A Life Story

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Diana Nyad

This Xtreme Dream of mine, the Cuba Swim, has rendered me awake and alive and alert. And now my time has come. This is it. I will jump from those rocks at Marina Hemingway in Havana and begin this extraordinary journey.

Cuba on Independence Day

Diana Nyad | Posted 09.04.2012 | Miami
Diana Nyad

Millions of us worldwide, but especially here in the United States, have been fascinated by the mystique of this "forbidden" island so close to our shores.

On the Beach at Long Last

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.15.2012 | Sports
Diana Nyad

Extreme endurance athletes try to accomplish one monumental climb, run or swim before they tackle The Big One. To that end, I embarked yesterday morning on a 24-hour swim here at my training camp in St. Maarten in the Caribbean.

My Dream to Swim From Cuba to Florida Is Back On!

Diana Nyad | Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports
Diana Nyad

2012-03-07-Screenshot20120307at10.31.06AM.jpgThis summer, I will make the swim from Cuba to Florida, where I will finally crawl up on that shore.

Enraptured by Catherine Opie's Incredible Eye

Diana Nyad | Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts
Diana Nyad

An inspiring scope of subject matter, along with dazzling artistry in terms of color, paper, technique, background, etc, have all led Opie to be considered one of the leading artists of our time.

62-Year-Old Swimmer Forced To Quit Cuba-Florida Swim Due To Jellyfish Attack

Posted 11.26.2011 | Sports

By JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla. -- Her face and lips swollen from Portuguese man o'war stings, marathon swimmer Diana Nyad tried t...