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American 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad today became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage, succeeding on her fifth attempt at the feat.
Motivation
When asked her motivation for the Xtreme Dream, Diana explained, “Because I’d like to prove to the other 60-year-olds that it is never too late to start your dreams
Positive Mental Stamina
Several experts who attended the 2011 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in New York City on June 17–19, 2011 expressed their strong belief that Nyad had both the physical ability and, more importantly, the positive mental stamina to be able to complete the Cuba-to-Florida swim.
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Sports physiology studies have shown that in “extreme” marathon-type activities mental determination is a more important factor than the physical energy of youth.  Research published by the Mayo Clinic in 2008 indicates there are beneficial effects of endurance training on age-related cellular dysfunction.  Diana Nyad’s Bio 
Nyad, positioned about two miles off Key West, Fla.
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Diana Nyad, marathon swimmer_age 64 became the first person to succeed in swimming  the 110 mile Cuba to Florida distance without a shark cage September 2, 2013
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