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Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad

4/25/2018 • 11:00 a.m. Capitol Theatre

Long Distance Swimmer and Sports Broadcaster

At the age of 64, in her fifth and final attempt, Diana Nyad successfully fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida in 2013. Upon completing her grueling 53-hour journey, a breathless Nyad told the world, “I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three, it looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team.” Her fame as a distance swimmer and fitness icon led to a career in sports broadcasting, journalism.

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"This was just a sensational event for me. I couldn't have enjoyed myself more. I look forward to you all joining me soon on SpaceShip Two as we venture to suborbital space... and then beyond." - Burt Rutan, Aviation/Spaceship Innovator/Smithsonian Honoree

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