Diana Nyad on Tuesday defended her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida to skeptics who questioned whether she got into or held onto a boat during part of the journey.
Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without benefit of a shark cage.
U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad's team says she made it through her first night in the Straits of Florida with almost no sightings of poisonous jellyfish.
The Florida Strait has stubbornly resisted Diana Nyad's repeated attempts to conquer it.
Unable to complete her fourth attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida, Diana Nyad said venomous jellyfish have made the dream impossible.
Diana Nyad's team chronicles her second attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida by keeping a running blog of her adventures in the water.
Diana Nyad's team chronicles her journey from Cuba to Florida, keeping a running blog of her adventures on the water.
Meet six of the indispensable people who will help Diana Nyad along her 103-mile journey.
The countdown to the swim is on! Diana Nyad blogs about her training and final prep.
The 61-year-old is trying to do what she couldn't at 28. No stopping. No shark cage.
The planned swim from Cuba to Florida is more than 100 miles. There's no training manual for this kind of swim, so Nyad's had to make it up as she goes along.
To fuel impossibly long training swims, she's eating up to 9,000 calories a day, and most of it's not even solid food.
What do you think about during a nine-hour training swim? The open-water swimmer lets us in on the extreme loneliness that accompanies long-distance swimming.