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The face mask also caused greater water resistance

The face mask also caused greater water resistance

U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad plans to meet a group of fellow endurance swimmers to answer skeptics about her record-breaking crossing of the Florida Straits last week.

Some long-distance swimmers have taken to social media and blogs to discuss how Nyad, 64, -- a graduate of Lake Forest College -- was able to dramatically accelerate her pace during one stretch of the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla.

They have asked whether she received help by holding onto one of five support vessels that accompanied her.

Nyad's team said in a statement that she planned to meet Tuesday on "with her peers in the swimming community ... to answer all their...

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