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Diana Nyad

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Grew up believing her stepfather, Aristotle Nyad, was her birth father; her mother didn't tell her the truth until she was an adult. Hoped to qualify for the 1968 Summer Olympics, but became bed-ridden with a bout of endocarditis just months before the games. Expelled from Emory University after parachuting out of a 4th floor window. Broke the record for the fastest swim around the island of Manhattan in 1975. In 1979, swam between the Bahamas and Florida; retired from distance swimming after the race. Released her first book, Other Shores, an autobiography, in 1978. Became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage when she did so in 2013; this was her fifth attempt at the swim. Competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2014, partnered with Henry Byalikov.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Training Rules
  • Narrator
2009

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2012

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