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Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad Honored in Key West

 
Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad Honored in Key West
Posted September 1st, 2014 @ 2:34pm

A bronze plaque honoring endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has been installed on the Key West beach where she successfully ended a 53-hour swim from Havana without a shark cage.

Nyad staggered ashore at Smathers Beach on Sept. 2, 2013, after swimming 110 miles. It was her fifth attempt to complete the Cuba-to-Florida swim.

The plaque marking Nyad's achievement unveiled today on a concrete wall bordering the beach. At the ceremony, Nyad said she plans to walk from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., in 2016 to raise awareness for obesity prevention.

The city also has commissioned a life-size metal sculpture of Nyad. 

Photo Credit: Andy Newman 

 

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