Olympic Swimmer Diana Nyad on swimming from Cuba to the US

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After four failed attempts, Diana Nyad emerged onto the shores of Key West, Florida, after completing a 110-mile, fifty-three-hour, record-breaking swim through shark-infested waters from Cuba. Why, at age 64, was she able to achieve what she could not as a young Olympian? She shares her unforgettable journey – physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological –a triumphant tale about facing fears, following a passion, and living life with no regrets. A sports broadcaster filing for NPR, Fox Sports, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and the New York Times, Nyad is one of our most compelling storytellers.

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