Diana Nyad says her lies are “ancient history.” A recent TIME piece proves otherwise.
In an August Los Angeles Times article, Diana Nyad says her fabrications are “ancient history.” However, a recent TIME item demonstrates once again that you shouldn’t believe a serial liar when she says she’s stopped lying.
First, though, Park shows she misunderstands the fundamental controversy regarding Nyad’s crossing:
Marathon swimmers remain divided over whether the swim was “unassisted” or “assisted.”
Only a few marathon swimmers — if any — cling to the “unassisted” myth, but we do disagree on whether she completed the crossing under her own power.
[NYAD:] “I understand why someone might be rankled if they don’t get any recognition for all of that training and achievement.”
What rankles marathon swimmers — most of whom don’t thirst for wide recognition — is that the most recognized person in the sport is a serial liar who cares little about marathon swimming beyond the self-aggrandizement she can extract from it. Continue reading →