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Diana Nyad hoists a bronze plaque Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Key West, Fla., commemorating her 2013 Cuba-to-Florida Keys swim. The plaque is to be installed on a promenade wall at Smathers Beach and is to be augmented by a bronze sculpture of Nyad that is to be commissioned by the Key West Art in Public Places Board. At age 64 and on her fifth attempt, Nyad became the first person to ever swim  from Havana to Key West without a shark cage, landing on Sept. 2, 2013. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau,HO)

Key West Honors Diana Nyad’s Record-Setting Swim

A day before the one-year anniversary of her successful swim from Havana to Key West, marathon swimmer Diana Nyad was honored on the beach where she stepped out of the ocean Sept. 2, 2013.

09/01/2014

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Top Gay-Friendly Beaches In South Florida

Among South Florida’s best Gay-friendly beaches are Smathers Beach, Haulover Beach, Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Lummus Park Beach (South Beach)

04/01/2014

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, left, and her chief handler Bonnie Stoll, right, ride in a parade Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, past Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla., a day after Nyad completed a Cuba-to-Key West swim that took 52 hours and 54 minutes. The procession honored Nyad after she became the first person to complete the swim across the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Rob O'Neal)

Nyad Has No Plans Of Slowing Down After Record-Breaking Swim

Fifth times the charm for swimmer Diana Nyad who, at 64, feels as if she’s “truly dead center in the prime” of her life.

09/04/2013

Ben Friberg, a Tennessee native, hopes to break records by stand-up paddleboarding from Cuba to Key West. (Photo Credit: Jeremy Acree, Nooga.com)

Stand-Up Paddleboarder Completes 28-Hour Voyage To Key West

It’s no easy feat to stand-up paddleboard for hours on end. On Friday, a 35-year-old man from Tennessee who left off Cuba’s waters Thursday, completed over 100-miles of paddleboarding when he arrived Friday afternoon in Key West

08/02/2013

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