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Nyad defends record-breaking Cuba-U.S. swim against doubters

U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad finishes a conference call with a group of fellow endurance swimmers to answer skeptics about her record-breaking crossing of the Florida Straits last week, in Huntington Beach, California September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad finishes a conference call with a group of fellow endurance swimmers to answer skeptics about her record-breaking crossing of the Florida Straits last week, in Huntington Beach, California September 10, 2013....more

U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad finishes a conference call with a group of fellow endurance swimmers to answer skeptics about her record-breaking crossing of the Florida Straits last week, in Huntington Beach, California September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo
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U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, who completed her swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida, speaks at a news conference on Stock Island, in this September 3, 2013, file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity/Files

U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, who completed her swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida, speaks at a news conference on Stock Island, in this September 3, 2013, file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity/Files

U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, who completed her swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida, speaks at a news conference on Stock Island, in this September 3, 2013, file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity/Files
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U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad , 64, walks to dry sand, completing her swim from Cuba as she arrives in Key West, Florida, in this September 2, 2013, file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity/Files

U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad , 64, walks to dry sand, completing her swim from Cuba as she arrives in Key West, Florida, in this September 2, 2013, file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity/Files

U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad , 64, walks to dry sand, completing her swim from Cuba as she arrives in Key West, Florida, in this September 2, 2013, file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity/Files
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