Parlor Spider...Step In, Little Fly

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Monday, September 02, 2013

When I'm 64

Diana Nyad, 64, became the first person ever to swim from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Florida, without the aid of a shark cage. She finished today, September 2, 2013, and in doing so finished her lifelong ambition.She had tried several times previously, but storms and/or jellyfish stings aborted the efforts to complete the 110-mile swim.
Granted, she has been a distance swimmer all her life, but the distance is just staggering; additionally, she was never allowed to hold on to a support boat or use aids like swim fins...just her against nature. This time, she wore a specially-designed silicone mask to negate the jellyfish issue (they float to the top at night) as well as a body suit, booties and gloves of some kind.
No matter.
This is an incredible feat that may never be copied.
I've got work to do in the next two years.


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