Nyad completes history-making swim

Originally Published: September 3, 2013
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Diana Nyad isn't your average 64-year-old. Heck, she isn't your average anything. Nyad made history as the first person, male or female, to swim from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Fla., without the use of a shark cage -- a journey that covered over 100 miles of sea and which she stopped only for nourishment, never leaving the water. This wasn't the first time Nyad has swum up on the shores of Florida after a 100-plus mile trip. She did so in 1979, swimming from North Bimini, Bahamas, to Juno Beach, Fla., in 27.5 hours.

Although none were as impressive and Diana Nyad's feat, we did we some awesome deeds on the gridiron, track and baseball diamond this past week. Christion Jones broke into the Alabama record books after breaking tackles en route to a three-touchdown game. Kyle Busch raced to a win in Atlanta and nabbed a spot in the Chase. Coco Crisp remained hot at the plate, knocking three homers in three games. And Johnny Manziel did what Johnny Manziel does best, and that's score touchdowns. Do you agree with our Top 10? Check out our list and let your voice be heard in the comments.

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