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Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad re-creates Cuba-Key West swim in play

Diana Nyad re-creates Cuba-Key West swim in play

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is re-creating her 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West in a theater near the beach where she concluded the record-setting athletic feat. "Onward! The Diana Nyad Story," a one-woman show written and performed live by Nyad, opened Thursday night at The Studios of Key West. On Labor Day 2013, the 64-year-old athlete walked ashore on Key West's Smathers Beach, becoming the first person to swim across the Florida Straits to the Florida Keys without a shark cage. The epic crossing took nearly 53 hours and was her fifth attempt after initially trying in 1978. Using special effects and storytelling, "Onward!" spotlights Nyad's...