“Find a way” – that was the mantra of legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she came out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage.
CNN presents more about Diana’s incredible journey, including a video interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
“Following the death of her mother in 2007, Nyad began contemplating her life. By 2009, the then 60-year-old decided she wanted to find a challenge that would consume her completely and require complete focus.”
“When you’re 60—I don’t care how healthy you are or how fit you are—you are getting toward the end of that one-way road that we are all traveling on,” says Nyad. “I asked, Have I truly become the person that I admire? I didn’t feel as awake, alert, and alive as I wanted to feel for the rest of my days.”
Hear her tell her message about living life large and chasing your dreams, no matter your age in a 15.5 minute TED Talk.
An alternate video source and a transcript can be found on the TED page:
Diana Nyad: Never Give Up.
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