Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Swimmer Diana Nyad- a true Warrior
Strong currents, shoulder pain, and asthma proved too strong for swimmer Diana Nyad, a 61-year old warrior who attempted to swim from Cuba to Key West, FLA this week. She was pulled from the water after swimming for TWENTY-NINE hours. The total swim was supposed to take 60 hours and cover 103 miles. That's unbelievable! I read her story this morning over breakfast and was amazed at the courage she had to face the media in tears. Nyad first tried to cross the Florida strait in 1978 in a shark cage but quite after 41 hours due to strong currents. Nyad said she will not attempt the swim again.