Nyad lies about being the first woman to swim around Manhattan... again
Saw this post on Diana Nyad's facebook page recently (h/t @ScottZornig)
Nyad was not the first woman, of course. There were
two six before her - including as far back as Ida Elionsky in 1916 and Amelia Gade in 1922.
The hilarious thing is.... she had already been confronted about this false claim, about 5 years ago. The blog post from 2011 where she acknowledges this is deleted from her site, but thanks to the Wayback Machine we can still read it: