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Nyad´s team responds to
skeptics doubting her swim

Associated Press, by Jennifer Kay

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Posted By:Calvinesq, 9/8/2013 9:47:40 PM

MIAMI (AP) - Diana Nyad´s 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida has generated positive publicity and adoration for the 64-year-old endurance athlete - along with skepticism from some members of the small community of marathon swimmers who are questioning whether she accomplished the feat honestly. On social media and the online Marathon Swimmers Forum, long-distance swimmers have been debating whether Nyad got a boost from the boat that was accompanying her - either by getting in it or holding onto it - during a particularly speedy stretch of her swim. They also question whether she violated the traditions of her

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English Channel rules? Who knew?

Diana Nyad did it. Let this busy body organization do it under Nyad rules for this body of water. No comparison to the Channel for goodness sakes.

Seems like a cat fight from a rival to me.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 9/8/2013 10:11:08 PM     (No. 9512072)

Good heavens. Everybody´s a critic. The Aussie mariner checked the charts and said the current would have been enough to boost her effort.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 9/8/2013 11:27:18 PM     (No. 9512118)

I´m OK with the suit, and if covering herself with peanut butter helps keep off the jellyfish, wotever.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/8/2013 11:34:57 PM     (No. 9512122)

Holy Ryan Braun and Albert Pujols Batman! Doesn´t anybody not cheat anymore?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/9/2013 12:30:52 AM     (No. 9512156)

#3, until the skeptics provide proof she may have had ´help´ of some kind, I prefer to rejoice in her victory.

Cuba to Florida would be totally different than the English Channel. To hold her to a standard when two different bodies of water, as well as conditions, are involved is just petty and ignorant.

I agree with OP. Let the skeptics do the Cuba to Florida under Nyad rules. I am betting they can´t.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/9/2013 2:26:08 AM     (No. 9512203)

I don´t see why protecting yourself from jellyfish stings is a problem.

If you don´t protect yourself, apparently you can´t complete the swim.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Daria, 9/9/2013 8:53:10 AM     (No. 9512448)

The woman is 64 and swam 110 miles and these people are griping over the fact that she wore a suit and mask? Are they going to get their knickers in a twist that she took food and drink, too? I have been following her a long time and saw an interview she did after she completed her swim. I´m 99.9999% certain she did not cheat.

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