Diana Nyad's Swim from Cuba to Florida

On 31 August 2013, Nyad jumped into the shark-friendly waters of Cuba and swam some 110-odd miles—without the protection of a shark cage—to eventually reach the shores of Key West, Florida, some 53 hours later.

Nyad’s superhuman feat was an extremely personal mission that was made possible with the support of a motley crew of scientists, oceanographers, navigators, and physicians.

via Motherboard