How Diana Nyad fuels her body

How Diana Nyad fuels her body

Originally Published: July 19, 2011
By Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie

From the vantage point of a boat cruising beside Diana Nyad -- the 61-year-old swimmer who has set her sights on being the first person to swim the 103 miles from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Fla. -- the most action that happens on a nine-hour training swim is feeding time.

Every hour and a half (or up to an hour and 45 minutes if Nyad keeps swimming until the second "come in now" whistle is blown) the boat idles and Nyad swims over.

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