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Never Give Up: Diana Nyad's Record-Breaking Swim in 6 Images
Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad first tried to conquer the Florida Straits in her late 20s. She finally reached her goal when she was 64 years old. This is her journey.
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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.
Photo: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images
Published on October 01, 2013