My encounter with an inspiration and a champion

By Marc Pender

The biggest determination of life longevity is an active lifestyle vs a sedentary one and Diana Nyad is proving that. Diana will be swimming from Cuba to Florida come this June but if you thought that was amazing this is a woman who is over 60 years old. I first met Diana in Sint Maarten where she was training. She had just come off a 15 hour swim and was working out strength training when I met her. She is filled with vitality and inspiration. She hasn’t been swimming for 31 years but last year she completed a 24 hour swim off the coast of Florida which is just a warm up for her lifelong dream of being the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. June will be the month to watch and with the help of CNN we all should be able to see her. Follow along and check out her website.

 www.diananyad.com

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