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Nyad and Trappe need PR help to deal deal with critics as they pursue their dreams


NyadI have to admit that my first reaction when I hear of these things is that these people have way too much time on their hands. First we had swimmer Diana Nyad going from Cuba to Florida (without a shark cage). Cubans have been trying to do that for over fifty years and all they get is a one-way ticket back. Now we have Jonathan Trappe attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean via helium-filled balloons, over 300 of them.

Who really cares?

Nyad need only remind people she used no shark cage – the period of increased speed was due to a group of hungry sharks nipping at her heels.

Evidently some folks care enough to complain. In the case of Nyad those with knowledge of marathon swimming are wondering how, during one seven-hour segment of her journey she was able to double her speed, Trappe is drawing flack from the helium lobby because the world’s supply is running out and it can’t be replaced.

Trappe, with all the political blather and posturing regarding what to do with Syria’s chemical weapons, could simply claim to be exporting some of the abundance of hot air!

These critics could be easily silenced by a fine publicist: Nyad need only remind people she used no shark cage – the period of increased speed was due to a group of hungry sharks nipping at her heels. On the other hand Trappe, with all the political blather and posturing regarding what to do with Syria’s chemical weapons, could simply claim to be exporting some of the abundance of hot air!

Don’t these people think?

Late breaking news from The Guardian indicates Trappe has abandoned his flight over Newfoundland.

Logo_3DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that. a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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2 thoughts on “Nyad and Trappe need PR help to deal deal with critics as they pursue their dreams

  1. I so wish critics would let go of her. This woman accomplished a lot and deserves credit, not criticism! Thanks, DC! :-)

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