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Diana Nyad

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The #1 Google search IN THE WORLD Sept 23-24, 2011, was 62-year-old Diana Nyad’s valiant attempt to swim the seemingly impossible 103 miles between Cuba and Florida, without a shark cage. 1.3 million Twitter fans followed Diana as she lived out the message of living life large and chasing our dreams, no matter our age.

Despite potentially deadly Box Jellyfish stings, Diana courageously continued toward the other shore for 41 long hours, eventually compromised by the physical effects of the stings.

Not one to quit. August, 2012, a year later, she again faced the seemingly impossible. Despite life-threatening lightning storms, large sharks circling and the powerful Gulf Stream current, she swam 51 hours, 5 minutes, much of the country following her every stroke. Again the Box Jellyfish cut her Dream short, even though this time the only exposed skin on her entire body were her lips.

Thousands of fans write Diana and share their own stories of motivation after witnessing Diana’s unwavering commitment.

It's a safe bet Diana just won’t quit on this Dream until she walks up onto that Florida shore.

Back in the 1970’s, Diana Nyad was the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world. Her world records, such as circling Manhattan Island and crossing the 102.5 miles between the Bahamas and Florida, have led to inductions to many Halls of Fame.

As a sports broadcaster, Diana has filed compelling stories for NPR, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, Fox Sports, and The New York Times.

Diana owns a fitness business, BravaBody.com, with best friend Bonnie Stoll.

She has written three books and speaks French and Spanish fluently.

Diana has also earned the reputation of a uniquely passionate and entertaining public speaker. Standing ovations erupt every time she connects with an audience.