Hey, doofus! Why swim when you can boat?

On-Your-Mark---Mark-Campbell-07-13I used to get this all the time:

Why do you run marathons? Is your car broken? Ha! Ha! (It likely was.)

But that’s not why I ran 26.2 miles seven different times. It was a personal challenge, just to see if I could.

That’s probably the reason Diana Nyad kept trying to swim from Cuba to the tip of the Florida Keys without the benefit of a shark cage. On her sixth time, she made it. Fifty-three hours in the water with no shark cage – even with a shark cage, wow.


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