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naiad

(nā′əd, -ăd′, nī′-)
n. pl. nai·ades (-ə-dēz′) or nai·ads
The aquatic nymph of certain insects, such as a mayfly, damselfly, or dragonfly.

naiad

the aquatic nymphal stage of dragonflies and mayflies.
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But as 2010 neared, Nyad, approaching 60, yearned again to do something extreme, something beyond her previous accomplishments.
Nyad said that because it reflects the public's dimmer appreciation of Sorenstam's greatness, her retirement "makes me angry in a way.
Nyad holds the world record for the longest swim in history--102.
In September, 2011, much of the country followed Nyad as she attempted to swim the 103 miles between Cuba and Florida without a shark cage - but the effects of potentially deadly box jellyfish stings eventually compromised her swim after 41 hours.
New York, Oct 25 ( ANI ): 64-year old endurance swimmer Diana Nyad will donate the money she raised during her 48-hour swim in Herald Square to relief groups in the Rockaways and Staten Island for people affected by Superstorm Sandy.
It takes women like Diana Nyad to re-empower timeless truths -- usually condemned as cliches and consigned to the heap of ineffectual beliefs -- to their original import and glory.
DIANA NYAD/SWIMS CUBA-FLORIDA: Diana Nyad, 64, is an American author, journalist, and long-distance swimmer noted for her world-record endurance championships.
EXHAUSTED supergran Diana Nyad is hauled from the water as her latest marathon swim ends in heartbreak.
Summary: Swimmer Diana Nyad has abandoned her third attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after being stung in the face and eyes by jellyfish.
For Diana Nyad, that stretch of shark-infested water equates to about 65 continuous hours of solitude, if all goes well--no rest, no physical contact with another person, no sound or movement except for the rhythmic kick-stroke-breathe, kick-stroke-breathe.
She might know how to ski, but she can't climb stairs," Diana Nyad shouted to everyone in the Beverly Hilton ballroom as Sarah Burke slightly stumbled when she joined Billie Jean King, Michelle Kwan, Tamika Catchings, Donna de Varona, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins and three dozen other hot athletes on stage.
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