Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad to face skeptics of Cuba-to-US swim feat Published: September 10, 2013

Record-breaking long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad is slated to come face-to-face with a group of marathon swimmers who have raised doubts about whether the 64-year-old completed her crossing of the Florida Straits honestly, reports NBC News.

Some fellow long-distance swimmers have flooded social media platforms and blogs to question how Nyad managed to dramatically boost her pace during one leg of the treacherous 110-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida.

They have floated theories that Nyad stayed aloft in the rough ocean waters by clutching one of five support vessels at her side.

See this story on


Trending Now


  1. 1
    Antonin Scalia faults Sonia Sotomayor for 'doubly shameful' suggestion that Michigan voters are...
  2. 2
    The NRA Quietly Backs Down On Domestic Violence
  3. 3
    Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir to work Kentucky Derby
  4. 4
    Oklahoma basketball: Juco guard set to visit Sooners on Wednesday
  5. 5
    Texas town ready to drink its own toilet water
+ show more