Quote: U.S. Swimmer Embarks on Record Swim Without Shark Cage

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US swimmer Diana Nyad delivers a speech at Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 7, 2011.

“When I walk up on those shores of Florida, I want to prove to the AARP crowd that it’s not too late to go back and write that book or adopt that child.”

–DIANA NYAD, American endurance swimmer, who at 61 years of age is seeking to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. She began her journey Sunday night and expects the 103-mile swim will take her 60 hours. (via CNN)