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 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.