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Diana Nyad reminds us that failure often fuels success

 
 
U.S. swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, greets her support team before her swim to Florida from Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
U.S. swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, greets her support team before her swim to Florida from Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
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The rest of us may have forgotten or given up on her quest, but distance swimmer Diana Nyad reminded us Monday that failure is often the secret to success.

Nyad, 64, accomplished her lifelong dream and a world record when she became the first person to swim 110 miles between Cuba and Key West without the aid of a shark cage or flippers.

Her achievement took 52 hours, 54 minutes and 18.6 seconds, but anybody who has paid the slightest attention to the relentless athlete knows this accomplishment has been years in the making.

Read the column at MomsMiami.com.

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