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Diana Nyad Receives Plaque On Smathers Beach

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Diana Nyad‘s swim from Cuba to Florida was recently commemorated by the placement of a memorial plaque on Smathers Beach in Florida.

The plaque reads, “Diana Nyad came ashore at this point on Smathers Beach on September 2, 2013, having swum 110.86 miles nonstop from Havana to Key West, the first to achieve this epic crossing without a shark cage. Successful on her fifth try (51 hours, 54 minutes), Diana first attempted this feat in 1978. Thousands on this spot and millions worldwide took inspiration from the 64-year-old’s first words upon realizing her lifelong dream: “Never, Ever, Give Up.”

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