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Diana Nyad: Back to the sea again

Why is she back in the water at 60 years old? Because that's where the answers are.

Originally Published: August 19, 2010
By Johnette Howard | Special to ESPN.com

Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad was 29 years old when she tried to complete a world-record 130-mile ocean swim from Cuba to Key West in 1978. For 41 hours and 49 minutes, she was in white-capping waves that reached 9 feet high. She was stung by jellyfish, concerned about sharks and guided by a support boat crew that wasn't able to prevent her from being swept badly off course. Her chief navigator later calculated that Nyad had covered 76 miles, but 26 of them were wasted going in the wrong ...

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