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    Diana Nyad - amazing story today!

    Is anyone following this story? What an accomplishment, and inspiration! Congrats to Diana!

    Here's a link, plus I C&Pd the first part of the article:
    (There are other reports and some include technical details and stats which are very interesting)

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/nation...,1729111.story


    "Diana Nyad, after swim: 'You're never too old to chase your dreams'

    By Matt Pearce

    September 2, 2013, 1:49 p.m.

    In the end, emerging from the great big ocean wearing a blue swimming cap and goggles -- and having swum roughly 110 miles in 52 hours and 54 minutes -- Diana Nyad still had enough strength to walk ashore Monday.

    Failing four times over the years, on her fifth and final attempt this weekend, the 64-year-old Nyad officially became the first swimmer to go the distance from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

    Upon reaching shore at Smathers Beach in Key West, Fla., Nyad had three things to tell the mob of onlookers who had watched her achieve a lifelong dream.

    “One is, we should never ever give up,” said a slightly dazed Nyad, whose slurred remarks were received with a roar by the crowd. “Two is, you’re never too old to chase your dreams.

    “Three is, it looks like a solitary sport, but it’s a team," Nyad concluded and then was taken away on a stretcher for medical examination...."

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    she is very inspiring....I am so glad she was able to complete her dream

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