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)
"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...."