64-Year-Old Nyad Swims From Cuba To Key West

September 3, 2013 8:20 am 2 comments

diana-nyadIt was her fifth attempt at the 110-mile swim; the first four foiled by roiling seas, jellyfish, and unexpected squalls, but 64-year-old endurance swimmer Diana Nyad kept on keeping on for 53 hours, until she stepped onto the beach at Key West, dazed, exhausted and victorious.  What did she learn? The New York Times reports that Nyad had three messages:  “One is we should never, ever give up. Two is you never are too old to chase your dreams. Three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team.”

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  • Please tell me she is not using any form of PEDs.
    She doesn’t look like an ordinary woman, whatever that is.
    I certainly admire her determination and strength.
    I don’t think these types of athletes will be tested
    in the near future but the question has to be
    brought up as we don’t know if blind determination
    will overcome their sense of honest to goodness skill
    and natural training methods.

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