When I walk up on that shore in Florida, I want millions of those AARP sisters and brothers to look at me and say, ‘I’m going to go write that novel I thought it was too late to do. I’m going to go work in Africa on that farm that those people need help at. I’m going to adopt a child. It’s not too late, I can still live my dreams.’
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|22nd August, 1949
|Author, Journalist, Swimmer
Diana Nyad was born in New York City, New York. She is an American author, journalist, and long-distance swimmer. In 2013, on her fifth attempt and at age 64, she became the first person confirmed to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming from Havana to Key West. She was also once ranked thirteenth among US women squash players. She has written three books: Other Shores about her life and distance swimming, Basic Training for Women, and in 1999 she wrote a biography of an NFL wide-receiver Boss of Me: The Keyshawn Johnson Story. She was also a regular contributor to the CBS News television show Sunday Morning.
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