Diana Nyad turns 63 next week, but before she does, she wanted to celebrate as any 62-year old does: By trying to swim from Cuba to Florida. It was the endurance swimmer's fourth attempt to complete the swim and first to do it without the safety of a shark cage. After almost over 60 hours in the water, a setback due to a storm front and several jelly fish stings, her team finally pulled her from the Atlantic Ocean this morning, ending her bid and ending my guilt over not being able to swim more than two laps in the kiddie pool at my town recreation center.
And while I usually celebrate kids who endure 4-day long X-box marathons or Nightmare on Elm Street 1-8 marathons, today I'm saluting a couple of my favorite endurance athletes, who like Diana, make me look like a huge pu**y.
And be sure to watch the best wing-suit fail below.