A 64 year old woman just swam 104 miles, through day and night, from Cuba to Key West, Florida.
Diana Nyad is the first human being ever to do it, minus the shark cage that an ordinary person would not want to be without given the infested waters.
She first attempted to make the swim in the 1970’s when she was 28 years old. Then she tried again at age 60, but had to stop due to exhaustion and brutal, potentially lethal, jellyfish stings.
This afternoon she arrived on the beach after 53 hours of relentless swimming. On her own two feet.
Before collapsing into a stretcher, Diana delivered her message through salt-puffed lips and sun-squinted eyes:
Don’t ever, ever give up and you’re never too old to follow your dreams.
That’s quite a human being there.