Back in the 1970s, Diana Nyad was the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world. After setting a world record circling Manhattan, Nyad became a prominent sports broadcaster, filing compelling reports for National Public Radio, ABC's Wide World of Sports, Fox Sports, and The New York Times. Nyad owns a fitness business, and is the author of a memoir titled Find a Way: One Untamed and Courageous Life which was longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016.
We're delighted to annouce that Damon Hill, Anna Kessel and Diana Nyad have been longlisted for the 2016 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award — the world's longest established and most valuable literary sports-writing prize.
Offering exclusive insight into the astonishing and inspiring journeys of some of our greatest sportsmen and women and encompassing everything from cricket to Formula One to long-distance swimming, these are this year's essential books for sports fans.
Vigil Charlottesville brings tears. Too many good people in our nation not to prevail over hate.
by @diananyad - 8 hours ago
@SharpeAlliance @AdrianneHaslet Yesss!! Sep 10th can't come soon enough!
by @diananyad - 4 days ago
RT @SharpeAlliance: Can't wait for our client @diananyad and EverWalk New England Sept 10-16th #EPIC #everwalknation w/ @AdrianneHaslet ht…
RT @AdrianneHaslet: I'm honored to join in & cannot wait to meet everyone along the walk from Boston to Maine! Grateful for our friendship!…
by @diananyad - 7 days ago
The incredible @AdrianneHaslet is a true inspiration and will be joining us at @everwalkusa New England! More here: https://t.co/vtFzSlBzHa
by @diananyad - 8 days ago
DianaNyad - 8 days ago
Adrianne Haslet’s husband came home from Afghanistan uninjured. Living in Boston, the young married couple woke up for a leisurely coffee on April 15, 2013, and watched the elite runners cross the finish line of the fabled Boston Marathon on television. Adrianne, her usual buoyant self, said they should show their city spirit and get down to the finish line to cheer the other runners in.
As we all now know, the bombing at the finish line changed many lives in an instant and Adrianne Haslet was one of them. She lost a foot, and then more of her lower leg, to that act of terror.
It didn’t take long for Adrianne to find both her smile and her strength. She has started an org called Sister Legs, pairing sudden amputees with seasoned ones. She raises funds for Limbs for Life, another amputee org that finances prostheses for those who can’t afford them.
Adrianne and I have become friends and this elegant human being, on the dance floor and off, has stepped up to join us on our EverWalk New England trek this coming September
Those of you walking up the MA, NH, ME coast with us will get to know Adrianne. We guarantee you will take her critical life lesson of “focus on what you have, not what you don’t have” to your own lives.
Adrianne will grace us at the start in Copley Square with a few inspiring words, precisely at the spot where the bomb erupted on that would-have-been innocent day.
And as a reminder, if you haven't already, here is the registration link for our New England Walk from September 10th-16th! Plenty of distance options for every walker, It is going to be EPIC
DianaNyad - 13 days ago
USA skilled and calm vs Japan, slick footwork but not inventive. 1-0 USA at half. Women at this superior level flat out awe inspiring #womenssoccet
DianaNyad - 15 days ago
Tune in NOW to join me at WORLDZ ...
Stay tuned at 9:30am PST today for a special Facebook LIVE of my presentation from WORLDZ in Hollywood, CA. Unlike any presentation I've done before, this is one you won't want to miss.
DianaNyad - 21 days ago
I don’t blame Michael Phelps for his race against the shark. Maybe it was a cool experience for him, zooming under water with a giant mono-fin, seeing how fast a human could propel.
He was up front before the stunt that there would be no real Great White Shark racing next to him. But the Discovery Channel hype certainly alluded to a real animal and they got quite a few of us chatting about the stunt before it happened. I personally busted home from a long flight to catch it.
It’s Discovery that missed the mark on this one. They could have made eye-opening science out of this. They could have shown us award winning footage of a Great White in the wild at top speed, about 25mph. And then Orcas and dolphins and all manner of sea creatures on the hunt or playing or traveling. Then they could have had the fastest swimmer in history, with the aid of this super-wide fin, dive into the blue sea and put that Great White footage in a split screen next to him.
We’ve seen similar side-by side’s of cheetah next to world-class sprinters. Phelps got up to about 12mph, pretty darn impressive. But because they built a Disneyesque, oversized fake mechanical shark to race him, the whole thing looked as fake as it was. The science was lost on us and the whole build-up was a circus, not a high-minded moment of human athlete once again coming out slow and weak when performing in the animal kingdom.
Michael, if you’re looking for some real sharks to race, I can tell you first hand that the Oceanic White Tips between Cuba and Florida roam freely every day, every night, just looking for some superstar Olympian to race.
I was always much slower than those beautiful, sleek creatures, but they were very much the real thing….lol.
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