Diana Nyad – Inspiration to Older Athletes

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At 61 years old Diana Nyad is attempting a record-setting 103 mile swim from Florida to Cuba.  She is clearly viewing this as an opportunity to encourage others to not let age get in front of their dreams, she is quoted on CNN, “When I walk up on those shores of Florida, I want to prove to the AARP crowd that it’s not too late to go back and write that book or adopt that child.”

She shares her wisdom on a CBS photo gallery, “I think this is the prime. When one reaches this age, you still have a body that’s strong but now you have a better mind.”

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