Diana Nyad

Never, ever give up

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In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating … Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that's how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida — at age 64. Hear her story.

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Diana Nyad · Journalist, swimmer

A record-setting long-distance swimmer, Diana Nyad writes and thinks deeply about motivation.

A record-setting long-distance swimmer, Diana Nyad writes and thinks deeply about motivation.