Why Diana Nyad's Historic Feat Wasn't Just About Swimming

Season 4 Episode 501
Aired on 10/06/2013 | CC tv-14
At age 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage—a feat she completed in just under 53 hours. In her interview with Oprah, Diana explains that she decided to take on this challenge four years before, at age 60, when her 82-year-old mother died. Find out why Diana says her historic swim was about far more than breaking records.