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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    I am sure she will try again, especially since this time it seems like the conditions were not ideal. Of course, I don't know anything about the water in that part of the world and ideal conditions may be rare.

    Go Diana! Great job!

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by Couroboros View Post
    I am sure she will try again, especially since this time it seems like the conditions were not ideal. Of course, I don't know anything about the water in that part of the world and ideal conditions may be rare.

    Go Diana! Great job!
    I think ideal conditions are rare; her team thought that they'd hit upon them, but apparently, they were mistaken. I would guess with all the preparation that is involved, she might have to wait until next year to try again.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    I wuld like to see her try again !

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    I'm impressed by her courage to attempt such a feat. No guts, no glory!
    HTFU!

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    When I checked on the CNN near-real-time tracker (Monday evening, I think) I saw that her course out of Havana veered pretty strongly to the east. She wasn't headed for Key West. I figure she was in some difficulty by that point since she appeared to be so far off-course.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by philoswimmer View Post
    I think ideal conditions are rare; her team thought that they'd hit upon them, but apparently, they were mistaken. I would guess with all the preparation that is involved, she might have to wait until next year to try again.
    Also it is very expensive, both to try the actual swim, and to sustain the training. I shudder to think how much it costs. The green eyeshade guys will have much to say about another attempt.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    I can't even imagine doing a 24-hour warm-up swim during her training! One wonders if she had to "taper" (aka rest) a few weeks prior to taking this on.


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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by MortyB View Post
    Diana Nyad was not the first woman around Manhattan. She has extreme dreams and also has dream like claims.

    As head of NYC Swim, the organizer of the Manhattan Island Marathon for the last 17 years, and in the In the interest of historical accuracy, we wanted to correct the record about swims around Manhattan, as some misinformation has circulated as a result of erroneous claims.

    Diana Nyad's 1975 swim around the island was not a first. Rather, it was nearly 60 years after that of the first woman to accomplish the feat, Ida Elinosky in 11 hours, 35 minutes (1916). In the intervening years, more than a half-dozen other women also completed the swim, with Anne Priller (Benoit) dropping the women's record to 9:01 in 1930. Sam Shields set a men's record (8:35) that year as well.

    Nyad's 1975 effort, 45 years after Shields set the record, followed a dry spell, so to speak, when pollution and other factors limited swimming around Manhattan, and her time of 7:57 set the mark for both women and men.. Since then, more than 600 swimmers have circled the island, and the overall record is still held by a woman. Shelley Taylor-Smith of Australia set the mark of 5:45:25 in 1995.
    great to see Morty pop in for a history lesson!

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    In this whole discussion I think Susie Maroney is getting short shrift. She swam from Cuba to the U.S. in 1997. She did use a shark tank, but still a pretty amazing swim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    In this whole discussion I think Susie Maroney is getting short shrift. She swam from Cuba to the U.S. in 1997. She did use a shark tank, but still a pretty amazing swim.
    In the articles that I read about the swim, Susie Maroney was mentioned. I think people saw Diana's swim as significant because of her age and because of the lack of shark tank. Of course, this doesn't diminish Susie's amazing achievement, but we can celebrate both women, yes?

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    She may not be giving up...

    "What I said right afterward is not necessarily true," she says.
    "You've got me a week later. Right after, it would be like talking
    to a boxer on the canvas, still on his back and looking up at the
    bright lights. Now, I do not feel at peace the way this ended."


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    Diana Nyad won't let her dream flounder

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawk View Post
    She may not be giving up...

    "What I said right afterward is not necessarily true," she says.
    "You've got me a week later. Right after, it would be like talking
    to a boxer on the canvas, still on his back and looking up at the
    bright lights. Now, I do not feel at peace the way this ended."


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    Diana Nyad won't let her dream flounder
    Woo hoo! Give it another shot, Diana! We're all still here cheering for you!

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Dyana on CNN this weekend. My she has been around along time. Met her in the late 60s. She started swimming in the professhional marathon swim circuit just as I was finishing up my marathon swimming days. She did race in a few races that I was in.
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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Tougher than nails. I just read on CNN that she's going for it again.

    Respect & Godspeed

    Go! Diana! Go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by havepoolwillswim View Post
    Tougher than nails. I just read on CNN that she's going for it again.
    Not only is she going for it again, she's going for it again TONIGHT!

    http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/0...her-cuba-swim/

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    Thanks for the update Jayhawk. I will try to follow her progress.
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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    During her last attempt, CNN provided a real-time map that displayed the GPS position of her escort boat. I hope they will do that again. Here is the link from her previous attempt:

    http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2011/...yad/index.html

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawk View Post
    Not only is she going for it again, she's going for it again TONIGHT!

    http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/0...her-cuba-swim/
    Wow! What a surprise!!

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    Man, I just got goosebumps. This woman is so inspiring. GOOOO Diana!!
    I would give up chocolate, but I'm no quitter.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Diana, we're behind you all the way. May your water be smooth and your currents few!

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