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Diana Nyad
  • Name: Diana Nyad
  • Born: 08/22/1949 (71 years old)
  • Occupation: Author, journalist, swimmer
  • Known for: Championship swimming; endurance swimming; journalism; motivational speaking
  • Website: http://www.diananyad.com/

Diana Nyad /ˈnˌæd/ (née Sneed; born August 22, 1949) is an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and long-distance swimmer. Nyad gained national attention in 1975 when she swam around Manhattan (28mi or 45km) and in 1979 when she swam from North Bimini, The Bahamas, to Juno Beach, Florida (102mi (164km)). In 2013, on her fifth attempt and at age 64, she became the first person confirmed to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming from Havana to Key West (110mi or 180km). Nyad was also once ranked thirteenth among US women squash players.

School: Lake Forest College (1973)

Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.

Website: http://www.diananyad.com/

Source: Wikipedia

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