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Nyad inspires us to 'never give up'

The world was in awe Monday after 64-year-old Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, covering 110 miles in just under 53 hours.
It took five attempts to reach her goal. Her first try was in 1978, when she was 28 years old.
Sometime between then and now, Great Bend residents recall, Nyad visited our community. She was inspiring long before she made this successful swim. In 1974 she set a women’s record in the 22-mile Bay of Naples race, and in 1975 she swam 28 miles around the island ...

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