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Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad

• World-renown athlete/swimmer; sports broadcaster

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. Spoke at Town Hall on 4/25/2018.

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"Dinner, lecture, wonderful wines...tres bon! Now you must all look me up in New York City during your travels. I've left you my secret list of treasured restaurants. Adieu." - Jacques Pepin, World Premier Chef, Author, and Culinary Teacher

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