The Early Lead: Swimming


Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Diana Nyad, the latest of many older athletes competing after their “prime”

Athletes competing over 35 have become more common in baseball, hockey, football and a range of other sports.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Diana Nyad on Cuba-to-Florida swim: “It was a moment of human spirit”

The day after her accomplishment, 64-year-old swimmer says she feels "pretty darn good."

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Diana Nyad finishes swim from Cuba to Florida on fifth try

Diana Nyad, 64, is the first to make the open-water swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:59 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 09/02/2013

Diana Nyad nears end of swim from Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad should complete historic open-water late this afternoon from Cuba to Florida.

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Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 09/01/2013

Diana Nyad “looking very good” on Cuba-to-Florida swim

64-year-old swimmer says this attempt, her fifth, will be her last.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:56 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Michael Phelps fractures his foot on a golf course

Olympic champion arrives at world wearing a walking boot.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Phelps, Olympics, Swimming