Nyad's Team Responds to Skeptics Doubting Her Swim
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Diana Nyad's swim from Cuba to Florida has generated some skepticism in the small community of marathon swimmers. Critics have suggested that during a speedy stretch of the 53-hour swim, Nyad might have gotten into or held onto the boat that accompanied her. Nyad's navigator and one of the swim's official observers tell The Associated Press that Nyad didn't cheat. Navigator John Bartlett says the 64-year-old endurance swimmer got a boost from the fast-moving Gulf Stream, but nothing more.

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Diana Nyad's swim from Cuba to Florida has generated some skepticism in the small community of marathon swimmersCritics have suggested that during a speedy stretch of the 53-hour swim, Nyad might have gotten into or held onto the boat that accompanied her.Nyad's navigator and one of the swim's official observers tell The Associated Press that Nyad didn't cheat. Navigator John Bartlett says the 64-year-old endurance swimmer got a boost from the fast-moving Gulf Stream, but nothing more.