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.
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In the wide world of those in need, what moves you most. I am deeply admiring of people who step up to help at-risk kids, people below the poverty line, the disabled, suffering animals, et al. What situation prompts you to help, to some kind of action? (Image: #marcbuoniconti The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis & The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, who I admire deeply!)
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International Women's Day quickly evokes the names of hundreds, no thousands, of strong, impressive, unique women throughout history. My goodness, shall we start with Joan of Arc? A mere teenager, in an epoch of sheer male dominance and grim violent daily standards, declares herself a leader of the people and is willing to be burned at the stake for her position?
We can turn to women of science and sport and world leadership and the arts, etc, for deeply inspiring stories of talent and grit.
I'm going to focus on a few women the rest of this week and today, mostly because I've been closely following political pundits for close to two years now, in this insane Trump era, I think the women who speak to our American politics in impressively knowledgeable and intelligent ways deserve a shout out.
The Rachel Maddow Show is the bomb. Flat out. The bomb. She sometimes has no guests, no interview, and yet she looks into the camera and speaks for a full hour, minimum five nights a week. She is thorough in her history of not only American politics but world politics as well. This is a finely tuned mind, with a wonderful dose also of polite and compassionate attitude. To my mind, Rachel Maddow has earned her place as one of today's national treasures.
And there are a slew of jaw-dropping minds working the pundit air waves alongside Rachel.
Nicole Wallace is a breath of fresh air, with her quick wit and rich vocabulary. She's worked behind the scenes at the White House and brings that experience to every sharp but fair-minded opinion she presents.
Gloria Borger, Donna Brazile, Stephanie Ruhle, Hilary Rosen, and let me bring out at least one brilliant print pundit, Maureen Dowd.
I have been so darn proud of these women over the course of these perplexing months. They are steeped in accuracy, extremely quick with analysis, and represent women in the most dignified and discerning ways imaginable.
So, today, I stand in ovation to the women political pundits working on our behalf, to help us through these troubled times.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's ovation. #InternationalWomensDay
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