Tuesday, September 3, 2013

With so much bad news out there recently ...

... let's try a week of some truly inspiring sports stuff.

I think it appropriate we begin with this:

Diana Nyad completes record-setting Cuba-to-Florida swim

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.

Nyad came ashore about 1 p.m. Chicago time, 53 hours after she set off from Havana, completing the estimated 110-mile journey and setting a record for the longest ocean swim without a shark cage or flippers, according to her crew. ...

See the whole story here, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.

Kicking Back Comments: I recall first introducing this topic back in 2011 with "What a crock" where I take particular aim at the FIFA age restriction of 45 years.

This more than ever resonates with me as I turn 45 later this year.

That said, now is not the time for that particular discussion, just wait until December.

Now however is the time to celebrate, a truly inspiring moment in modern sports history.

She did have one comment among many that resonated with me ...
“There is, it looks like a solitary sport, but it’s a team," Nyad concluded.

Every feel that ay in the center circle waiting to start the game?

Congratulation to Ms. Nyad!

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