Persistance defined

Things to do when you’re 62:

KEY WEST, Fla. — Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked on to the Key West shore Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.

It was Nyad’s fifth try to complete the approximately 110-mile swim. She tried three times in 2011 and 2012. She had also tried in 1978.

14 responses to “Persistance defined

  1. At least you get into your pool every day. . .

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  2. Looking for the fountain of youth and couldn’t find a boat?

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  3. Yeah! I love that she tried and failed multiple times and yet never gave up. This is inspiring on so many levels.

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  4. I remember when she swam around Manhattan back in the 70s…she’s extraordinary…

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  5. Diana Nyad’s feat is an astounding performance by any measure, a triumph of mind over body. It just might also be an example of extreme OCD. Nevertheless, she is bound to be tops in the record books for frekin’ forever.

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  6. She may well be a perfect textbook example of several severe mental disorder…but this is the sort of crazy that is pretty awesome to watch or hear about.

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  7. And this morning’s paper said she was 64.

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  9. It was Nyad’s fifth attempt and what she had said would be her last try to complete the approximately 110-mile swim. She tried three times in 2011 and 2012. Her first attempt was in 1978.

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