In 2013, Diana Nyad swam 110 miles from Cuba to Key West, Florida, at the age of 64.
She was the first person to complete the swim without a shark cage to protect her. It was the fifth time she attempted the swim over a span of 25 years. In fact, she first attempted the feat in 1978 at 29 years old.
In her new book, “Find A Way“, Nyad talks about the competitive drive that kept her going and allowed her to accomplish a historic goal, even in her 60s. She also talks about overcoming personal hurdles, such as sex abuse at the hands of a swim coach, and the all-too-human process of aging.
She talks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about her record-breaking efforts, and how she keeps making history…