Marathon Swimmers Are Assholes

I had no reason to care about Diana Nyad’s swim from Cuba, other than to note she is an old women who spend two days in the ocean and lived. Otherwise, I don’t care. In fact, I think these sorts of stunts are silly and pointless. Looking at her, she does not look particularly fit so i could see why skeptics would question the result. Highly fit swimmers half her age manage these distances at about 2.5 miles per hour. Looking at her on the beach and in later interviews, I admit thinking something is missing. I just assumed she took some breaks on a raft or something. They reported she took food breaks. Now her peers are calling her a faker. I get the skepticism, but come on. Let the old bag have her glory.

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