Diana Nyad To Swim From Cuba To Florida
August 8, 2011 by staff
“I’m almost 62 years and I’m standing here in the prime of my life,” he said as he walked towards the sea. “I think this is the first. When you reach this age, still has a body that is strong, but now you have a better mind.”
Nyad did a few stretches and played reveille, the traditional army called the song, a trumpet before she was launched in.
She likes a challenge. At 61, many people are thinking about retirement and spending time with her grandchildren. No Nyad. For nearly two years, she has been training to establish a record of swimming in open water without a shark cage.
Nyad announced Sunday morning in Havana for a conference that was scheduled to enter the water at the Marina Hemingway in Havana to begin her attempt.
“We will start tonight,” said early Sunday when a car went out of their way to the conference. “As you probably know, I’m pretty nervous. My adrenaline is flowing, but I’ve been training for two years.
“All my life I dreamed of being the first to swim without a shark cage,” he said, adding that when she turned 60, she “began to think what would happen if I went back and started chasing the dream elusive of Cuba. ”
One theory on the unit to make this swim Nyad is to avenge a failed attempt this journey of more than 30 years. And although he admits that there are some little ego Nyad athletic involvement, she says it’s about testing yourself and the world that 60 is not old.
“When I approach the coast of Florida, I want to show the multitude of AARP is not too late to go back and write that book or take that child,” he said.
On Sunday, he said: “The joke is on the 60 is the new 40, and it’s true … I want to be there to say we have many, many years of vitality and strength and service that is within us.”
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