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Diana Nyad from Cuba to Florida: Breaking open water swimming world records at 64

World record breaker in open swimming, Diana Nyad

World record breaker in open swimming, Diana Nyad

By the age of ten, Diana Nyad had a dream: swimming the 100 miles of open water from Cuba to Florida. She didn’t care if it would break open water swimming world records – she was interested in the destination. Now, at 64, she has finally made that dream a reality, becoming the first person to make the swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective cage. It took nearly 53 hours, and it was her fifth try over the course of 35 years. Read more