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BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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9/26/13 6:30 P

Her story is also about adapting to the surroundings.....if it doesn't work the first time, find another way to make it work and go for it.

IMJUSTGRANDMA SparkPoints: (34,330)
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9/26/13 5:40 P

She is inspiring. And now doing charities...........

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,855
9/4/13 10:56 P

she gives us all hope another I find inispiring is Valerie Harper , she's going to be living her life to the fullest being on Dancing with the Stars, terminal cancer I think she should enjoy her time with her hubby, but hey she wasn't even suppose to last 3 months nevermind 9 good for her I hope she can do it without making herself sicker, Go VALERIE

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (295,036)
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9/4/13 10:46 P

She is quite an inspiration!

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (50,350)
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9/4/13 10:19 P

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I found myself more touched and inspired by her accomplishment than I would have predicted. She is a great role model for all of us.

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BROWNCOFIDDLER Posts: 3,831
9/4/13 9:48 P

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PTREE15 SparkPoints: (7,392)
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9/4/13 8:45 P

I was so happy for her! What an inspiration. This is why I keep exercising. I want to be able to do what I love for as long as I can.

FITWITHIN SparkPoints: (288,504)
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9/4/13 8:41 P

I am so happy for Diana Nyad. Her determination to succeed that task was remarkable. emoticon I'm going to make it a point to get back in the water.

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (65,099)
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9/4/13 12:00 P

I am a distance swimmer (although 2 or 3 miles at a time doesn't sound like much compared to what she has done!) and she has been a hero of mine for a long time.

The fact that she finally succeeded doesn't change anything for me--it was the trying that mattered.

I loved her radio show on NPR too, the Savvy Traveler.

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,167
9/4/13 9:25 A

WOW...I missed her victory news item. .... thanks

COMEONMA Posts: 3,484
9/4/13 9:13 A

quite possibly the most motivating story of the year as far as accomplishing your goals and never giving up. I'm so happy for her!

ADAPTINGANNIE SparkPoints: (54,707)
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9/4/13 8:55 A

Incredible....amazing.....awesome. One report (Al Roker I think) said she finished with the same stroke rate as she began. Wow! after 53 hours in the water....impressive.

SBUSH7 SparkPoints: (3,985)
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9/4/13 8:43 A

I am so glad she did it!

KITTY20 Posts: 7,107
9/4/13 7:52 A

She is really amazing.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,734
9/3/13 11:32 P

I so like this. She couldn't succeed at 28 but did at 64.

She learned from her mistakes and it made her better the next time around

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (239,048)
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9/3/13 11:25 P

When you want something bad enough, you go for it, no matter how long it takes!!!!

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (80,733)
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9/3/13 9:45 P

She is an inspiration. emoticon

GINGERVISTA Posts: 5,861
9/3/13 9:44 P

I know......at ANY age, but at 64?!?! Absolutely amazing! emoticon

BROWNCOFIDDLER Posts: 3,831
9/3/13 9:34 P

Truly an inspiration for everyone. She's living proof that no one should ever quit.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
9/3/13 9:20 P

She is awesome.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 7,844
9/3/13 8:19 P

Isn't she amazing--it gives me hope. She is just amazing.

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,855
9/3/13 8:12 P

Diana never gave up it took her 30 plus years to swim from Cuba to Florida but she did it! We can all learn a lesson from her persistance, it might take us a while but we'll get to our goal. If we don't succeed the first time we try, 2nd or 11th in the end we will succeed cause we want it bad enough.
We can all do this, just like she attained her dream we will too!

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