1 hr 4 min

Chasing Dreams with Diana Nyad No Barriers

    • Society & Culture

Diana Nyad is most well known because her pursuit of a singular athletic achievement called the Mt. Everest of swimming. She was the first to do it without the aid of shark cage. It's the 111 mile swim from from Cuba to Florida, over the course of 53 hours. And that might be the simple part. The confluence of problems to solve along the way from sharks and jellyfish swarms, to currents pushing her every way but forward, required the next level of team work.

Our host Erik Weihenmayer, is also most known for an impressive achievement; an ascent of Mt. Everest. However, for both Diana and Erik, there is so much more to them than a singular defining moment. You might be surprised to hear what they consider equal or greater accomplishments than what they are know for in the public eye. Their life experiences overlap in so many ways, that this conversation is truly unique and I know you will enjoy it. What you’ll hear over the next hour covers problem solving in the middle of an ocean, team work, near death by jelly fish, the feeling of swimming over the curvature of the earth, letting go (or not), the transition from chasing other peoples dreams to your own, and much more…

Diana Nyad is most well known because her pursuit of a singular athletic achievement called the Mt. Everest of swimming. She was the first to do it without the aid of shark cage. It's the 111 mile swim from from Cuba to Florida, over the course of 53 hours. And that might be the simple part. The confluence of problems to solve along the way from sharks and jellyfish swarms, to currents pushing her every way but forward, required the next level of team work.

Our host Erik Weihenmayer, is also most known for an impressive achievement; an ascent of Mt. Everest. However, for both Diana and Erik, there is so much more to them than a singular defining moment. You might be surprised to hear what they consider equal or greater accomplishments than what they are know for in the public eye. Their life experiences overlap in so many ways, that this conversation is truly unique and I know you will enjoy it. What you’ll hear over the next hour covers problem solving in the middle of an ocean, team work, near death by jelly fish, the feeling of swimming over the curvature of the earth, letting go (or not), the transition from chasing other peoples dreams to your own, and much more…

1 hr 4 min

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