Nyad Defends Her Cuba-Florida Swim to Skeptics

Diana Nyad
Diana Nyad

(AP Photo/Florida Keys Bureau, Andy Newman, File)

Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old endurance swimmer who became the first to make the watery trek from Cuba to Florida over Labor Day weekend hopes she put skeptics’ concerns to rest following a video-conference Tuesday.

FOX News Radio’s Eben Brown reports from Miami:

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(AP Photo/Florida Keys Bureau, Andy Newman, File)

(AP Photo/Florida Keys Bureau, Andy Newman, File)

Daredevil athlete Diana Nyad had a Skype meeting with a growing number of detractors who say she’s lying when she claims she made the swim from the northern coast of Cuba to Key West, Florida, without taking a break… Or getting into a boat… Or grabbing on to another person. Those critics say she couldn’t have swum that fast or gone so long without food.

But Nyad claims everything is on the up and up and data recorded by independent observers will prove she’s honest. Nyad claims she’s the first to swim the Florida Straits without a shark cage.

In Miami, Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.




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