Did Diana Nyad Cheat During Her 110 Mile Swim?
We can all agree that swimming 110 miles in shark infested waters is not only terrifying but amazing. Some people are being very critical of Diana Nyad. She swam 110-miles from Cuba to Florida.
According to the NY Daily News she is being criticized on social media and on the online Marathon Swimmers Forum, long-distance swimmers have been debating whether Nyad got a boost from the boat that was accompanying her, either by getting in it or holding onto it, during a particularly speedy stretch of her swim. They also question whether she violated the traditions of her sport. Many follow strict guidelines known as the English Channel rules by using a specialized mask and wetsuit to protect herself from jellyfish.