Congratulations to Diana Nyad: she achieved her dream of swimming nonstop from Cuba to Florida in Sept. 2013! The #1 Google search IN THE WORLD Sept 23-24, 2011, was 62-year-old Diana Nyad’s valiant attempt to swim the seemingly impossible 103 miles between Cuba and Florida, without a shark cage.
1.3 million Twitter fans followed Diana as she lived out the message of living life large and chasing our dreams, no matter our age.
Despite potentially deadly Box Jellyfish stings, Diana courageously continued toward the other shore for 41 long hours, eventually compromised by the physical effects of the stings.
Diana is not one to quit. Come summer, 2012, she intends to plunge off the Cuban shore again…..this time making it all the way across.
Back in the 1970’s, Diana Nyad was the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world. Her world records, such as circling Manhattan Island and crossing the 102.5 miles between the Bahamas and Florida, have led to inductions to many Halls of Fame, such as the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Diana became a prominent sports broadcaster, filing compelling reports for National Public Radio, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, Fox Sports, and The New York Times.
Diana owns a fitness business, BravaBody.com, with best friend Bonnie Stoll. She has written three books and speaks French and Spanish fluently. Diana has also earned the reputation of a uniquely passionate and entertaining public speaker. Standing ovations erupt every time she connects with an audience.
- The Courage to Be All You Can Be
- Dare to Be Superior
Motivation, Leadership, Adventure, sports, women, celebrity, media
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