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After 30 years practicing sports journalism, 60-year-old Diana Nyad returned to the water. After the death of her mother, she was inspired to make a second run at her dream
—this time without a shark cage. On August 7, 2011, she set off from the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club in Cuba, but a combination of shoulder pain, ocean swells and a severe asthma attack kept her from finishing the trip.