Congrats Diana Nyad: You Dared and you Did It!

Yesterday, American 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage. This was her her fifth attempt! 

I love this quote from Reuters: 

“Her face sunburned and lips swollen, with barely enough energy to speak, Nyad waded ashore at Key West after a 53-hour swim and delivered a simple message to onlookers: ‘We should never, ever give up . . . You never are too old to chase your dreams.’”

Below is her 2011 TED Talk. You can watch it here or you can use this link if you’re reading this post via email.  You can also pre-order her documentary, The Other Shore, here. 

Here’s to daring greatly. Diana – you inspire us! And you’re knocking at my cellar door. 

 

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