29 min

Diana Nyad, Part 1: The Swim of Her Life Oprah's Super Soul

    • Society & Culture

At 64, marathon swimming champion Diana Nyad inspired the world by becoming the first person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Proving the human spirit is capable of triumphing over extreme adversity, Diana explains why she decided to take on the quest and shares why the swim was about far more than breaking records. She also reveals her empowering three-word mantra, and shares how “The Wizard of Oz,” Stephen Hawking and the Taj Mahal helped her through the toughest times in the ocean.

At 64, marathon swimming champion Diana Nyad inspired the world by becoming the first person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Proving the human spirit is capable of triumphing over extreme adversity, Diana explains why she decided to take on the quest and shares why the swim was about far more than breaking records. She also reveals her empowering three-word mantra, and shares how “The Wizard of Oz,” Stephen Hawking and the Taj Mahal helped her through the toughest times in the ocean.

29 min

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