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Nyad's swim: Once more, with feeling

Updated: August 9, 2013, 10:34 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

Her friends suggested Maldives or the Gulf of Thailand. Guam, even.

They should have known better.

As Diana Nyad prepares for her fifth attempt to swim one of the most daunting 103-mile stretches on Earth, the legendary 63-year-old endurance swimmer remains nothing if not stubborn. Near death before abandoning her last excursion from Cuba to Florida after 42 hours one year ago, Nyad emerged admittedly disappointed and "grieving," but ultimately steadfast to reach ...

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