A record-setting long-distance swimmer, Diana Nyad writes and thinks deeply about motivation.
For ten years (1969-1979), Diana Nyad was the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world. In 1979, she stroked the longest swim in history, making the 102.5-mile journey from the island of Bimini (Bahamas) to Florida. She also broke numerous world records, including what had been a 50-year mark for circling Manhattan Island, setting the new time of 7 hrs 57 min. She is a member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
She now appears as part of a weekly five-minute radio piece on sports for KCRW called The Score (heard during KCRW's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered"), as well as for the Marketplace radio program.