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I was going to my local m*g*c emporium (forbidden word here) yesterday and there in the middle of Broadway was a block-long lap pool, set up in the middle of the street. Turns out Diana Nyad was in the pool, swimming for charity (Hurricane Sandy victims), and she was going to swim continuously for a total of 48 hours (with the usual in-water breaks for food and rest). Quite a feat for the 64 year old Nyad.

The neat thing was that the pool was two lanes wide and she was swimming in one lane and if you paid money you could swim in the other lane alongside her. As you might suspect, this area drew tourists from all over the world. Anyway, I tried to get a good shot of her with the little digital camera I happened to have with me, but it was tough. Here she is after 29 hours:

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She's great. What ever happened to the claims that the Florida anti-Castro community was making trying to discredit her swim from Cuba to Florida?
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As soon as Dyad gave her press conference to address the concerns, the people who were discrediting her seem to have fallen out of the news.
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Diana Nyad Fun Fact: she was expelled from Emory University for jumping from a fourth-floor dorm window wearing a parachute...
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On 2013-10-10 21:47, landmark wrote:
Diana Nyad Fun Fact: she was expelled from Emory University for jumping from a fourth-floor dorm window wearing a parachute...


"I wonder if she would have been expelled if she was not wearing a parachute. Smile
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On 2013-10-10 19:50, landmark wrote:
I was going to my local m*g*c emporium (forbidden word here) yesterday and there in the middle of Broadway was a block-long lap pool, set up in the middle of the street. Turns out Diana Nyad was in the pool, swimming for charity (Hurricane Sandy victims), and she was going to swim continuously for a total of 48 hours (with the usual in-water breaks for food and rest). Quite a feat for the 64 year old Nyad.

The neat thing was that the pool was two lanes wide and she was swimming in one lane and if you paid money you could swim in the other lane alongside her. As you might suspect, this area drew tourists from all over the world. Anyway, I tried to get a good shot of her with the little digital camera I happened to have with me, but it was tough. Here she is after 29 hours:

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