During the latest episode of CNN’s “Chasing Life,” Gupta recalls how Nyad marks the time during long swims:
You’d sing songs. And if I remember correctly, ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ 2000 times was eight hours and 45 minutes.
Dr. Gupta has a good memory (or a good researcher) because that’s just what Nyad said at TEDX-Berlin in 2012.
But Nyad interrupts to correct him: “1000 times,” she says, “nine hours and 45 minutes.”
Nyad has claimed that, too, always preceding it by saying that she sings the song exactly the way Janis did: