Reporter Amina Elahi's talk with Nyad brought out the important backstory of the recent record-setting swim. There are many useful lessons and an abundance of inspiration in this must-watch talk.
Want to learn more about Nyad and the Cuba-Miami trek? Read Find a Way, available at Politics & Prose and DC Public Library. To whet your appetite (from the book's page on the Politics & Prose website):
Diana carried three poignant messages on her way across this stretch of shark-infested waters, and she spoke them to the crowd in her moment of final triumph:
- Never, ever give up.
- You re never too old to chase your dreams.
- It looks like a solitary sport, but it's a Team.
Millions of people around the world cheered this maverick on, moved by her undeniable tenacity to be the first to make the historic crossing without the aid of a shark cage. At the end of her magnificent journey, after thirty-five years and four crushing failures, the public found hope in Diana's perseverance. They were inspired by her mantra find a way that led her to realize a dream in her sixties that had eluded her as a young champion in peak form.