On July 10, 2010, at the age of 60, legendary open-water swimmer Diana Nyad, host of KCRW’s The Score, will attempt to complete her first marathon swim in over three decades, a 24-hour open-water swim 50 miles off the Florida coast. Until she began training in secret this year, she hadn’t swum a stroke in 31 years. Hear why Diana has decided to revisit the dream she couldn’t accomplish in 1978 – swimming from Cuba to Florida. Matt Holzman speaks with her to find out what’s prompting her to put herself to such a test.
Banner image: Diana Nyad during her 1978 attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida.