September Shero – Diane Nyd

This month we highlight Diane Nyad, the 64-year –old American who , on her fifth attempt, swam from Cuba to Florida  , now there’s resilient warrior for you !

Diana Nyad swam into the history books by completing a marathon three-day crossing from Cuba to Florida to become the first person to do so without a protective shark cage.

The 64-year-old American, who left a Havana yacht club early Saturday, arrived on a Key West beach to realize her lifetime quest after four previous attempts failed amid stormy weather and jellyfish attacks.

 

“I’ve got three messages,” a visibly exhausted but clearly ecstatic Nyad told cheering crowds as she set foot on dry land.

“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’s a team,” Nyad added in a nod to the supporters who shadowed her as she braved the perilous waters.

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