Aug 2017

BY David Bach, MD


Tackling the First Swim from Cuba to Florida

NEURONFIRE Podcast: An interview of Diana Nyad by David Bach, M.D.

Diana Nyad is an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and long-distance swimmer.  Nyad gained national attention in 1975 when she swam around Manhattan and in 1979 when she swam from North Bimini, The Bahamas, to Juno Beach, Florida (102 miles). In 2013, on her fifth attempt and at age 64, she became the first person confirmed to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming from Havana to Key West (110 mi). 

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