MAR 29
Posted 6:35pm
American cars in Havana
The iconic American cars of the 1950's are of course part of the artistic canvas that is Havana. And this visit did not disappoint. They come streaming down the famous avenue, the Malecon, the colors bold, the lines of the Chevies and Fords graceful.
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MAR 29
Posted 6:34pm
Back in Cuba
My Cuba trip was all about President Obama's visit. I've been going to Havana for forty years, starting back in 1978, but this particular trip educated me far more than ever before, in terms of the deep and varied layers of history, politics, economics and strong emotions swirling around the divide---and the potential full rapprochement---between our two nations.
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MAR 29
Posted 6:34pm
My invite to Cuba
I have been invited by President Obama and the White House to travel to Cuba with the President's entourage for his historic visit there this Monday and Tuesday.
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MAR 17
Posted 8:10pm
Never give up
In my good fortune of traveling the world, I find all kinds of people display powerful will to dig down and find their grit.
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MAR 17
Posted 8:06pm
Big news in the sports world
Big news in the sports world these days.
Last Friday, the colorful character they called the nicest guy in tennis, Bud Collins, died. Bud helped me in my broadcast career, as he did countless others.
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MAR 17
Posted 8:05pm
Catherine Opie
I have a brilliant friend. Catherine Opie is one of the most dynamic photographers working today. The Opie body of work is not only stunning, piece by piece, from large evocative portraits to sweeping white-on-white landscapes of Minnesota ice houses, but also stunning in the breadth of the Opie intellectual and artistic vision over the years.
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MAR 17
Posted 8:04pm
WeWork
Spoke last Friday night to a high-energy crowd of millennials
in NYC, called WeWork.
They refuse to go the deadened cubicle route.
They transform buildings into innovative, free workspaces where the collaborative and fluid environment prompts entrepreneurs to collaborate and inspire each other.
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MAR 17
Posted 8:03pm
"Dreams are what drive us"
You don't have to be a football or even sports fan to take in the grand history of the Green Bay Packers.
Bonnie and I had a ball, invited by Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements (his wife Queenie in middle of us here, under statue of the sage Coach Vince Lombardi). Coach Lombardi left us with many strong ideas. One that always hit me was his:
"Dreams are what drive us."
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OCT 14
Posted 3:16pm
My New Memoir

Pre-order my new memoir Find a Way (in stores October 20), and receive a free signed limited edition poster!
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SEP 10
Posted 4:01pm
Cuba One Year Later
Labor Day was big this year for me and the Xtreme Dream Team. It was a special day for me, for our entire Team. Our Cuba Swim was never a political enterprise. But it was certainly a human statement of connection, our beautiful country to theirs.
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APR 3
Posted 3:51pm
My Turn on DWTS
It may have been short-lived, but my experience on DWTS was intense. Every single person I come across, friends and strangers alike, start with their own assumption: "It must have been SO MUCH FUN!!" Actually, fun is not the word for my particular adventure. It was intense.
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MAR 21
Posted 6:15pm
DWTS: Ego Bruised But Not Broken
The first week Fox Trot for @HenryByalikov and me was filled with pride. I may not bring the stuff of Olympic ice dancers but we worked our butts off and I was thrilled to pull off a proper Fox Trot, something entirely alien to me just one week prior.
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MAR 12
Posted 6:52pm
St Jude Children's Research Hospital, an American National Treasure
I spoke to the general population of employees there just a few days ago and went for a tour of the facility. I was in tears a number of times, with inspiration, not sadness.
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MAR 4
Posted 5:29pm
Dancing with the Stars
Some behind-the-scenes snapshots from this morning's Good Morning
America announcement of this seasons's cast of DancingWithTheStars
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OCT 14
Posted 3:00am
48 Tough Hours
By all accounts, the NYADSwimforRelief event center-stage NYC last Tues-Thurs was a smash success.
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OCT 7
Posted 7:39pm
NYADSwimforRelief
Tomorrow morning, 8:40 EST, I will begin a 48-hour swim to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.
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OCT 6
Posted 7:29pm
The Oprah Experience
Of all the more superficial moments of recognition I have humbly received since that Labor Day walk up onto the sands of Key West five weeks ago, two stand out glaringly.
One is an invitation to the White House to meet President Obama. The other is an invitation to sit down and be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.

Or, frankly, is the order of those two honors the other way around?
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SEP 26
Posted 3:28am
Cuba: 3 Weeks Later
Today, the pride, the honor, to be who I am, not what I achieved, courses through my veins. Oh, glory days.
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SEP 24
Posted 9:27pm
In The Game with Robin Roberts
Was thrilled to spend some time today speaking with my dear friend Robin Roberts.
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SEP 24
Posted 9:04pm
Super Soul Sunday
Catch me on two different Super Soul Sunday episodes with Oprah, airing on OWN Sunday Oct 6th and Sunday Oct 13th!
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SEP 13
Posted 6:39pm
Independent Observer Report: Roger McVeigh
During all my shifts and time aboard Voyager (approximately 31.5 hours of her 53 hours of swim time), I never saw Diana receive any assistance in floating or in propelling forward, never used any snorkel or fins, she never left the water (always swimming forward or treading water), and she never hung on or touched any boat or kayak or person (with the exception of doctors taking her pulse and handlers/Dr. Angel applying sting stopper and lubricant to relieve chafing)
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SEP 13
Posted 1:14pm
Navigator's Log - John Bartlett
This entire expeditionary challenge has been a tremendous learning experience, and time of personal growth for me.
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SEP 13
Posted 1:11am
Independent Observer Report: Janet Hinkle
We asked two non-Xtreme Dream Team members to serve as Independent Observers on the crossing. Janet Hinkle and Roger McVeigh, both mature, responsible citizens of Key West, took very seriously their commitment to observe and record virtually every minute of the Swim, with 100% accuracy and objectivity.
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SEP 11
Posted 1:27pm
Today We Remember
Let us here at Xtreme Dream take a day away from our recent Cuba-to-Florida jubilation to slow down, calm our hearts, and remember all the brave souls who perished on that unspeakable day, twelve long years ago.
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SEP 9
Posted 5:44pm
Download Diana's Swim

We're making available the GPS data from Diana's swim. You can download it and view it in Google Maps, Google Earth, or whatever mapping application you have. In Google Earth, you can see her swim from space:
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SEP 9
Posted 5:07pm
Tune in and catch Diana tomorrow on Ellen!
Be sure to catch Diana on The Ellen Degeneres Show tomorrow Tuesday, September 10th.
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SEP 6
Posted 9:29pm
Web Stats 2013
Chris from the Web Team here with a summary of the visits Diana's site got during her incredible swim.
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SEP 5
Posted 4:07pm
A Movie about Diana's Journey and Struggle
The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil's Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler's documentary brings Diana Nyad's extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.
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SEP 3
Posted 5:10pm
Community Videos
A health update, and here's a summary of links you posted to the blog in the comments - most of these were posted more than once, and we apologize for being unable to approve most of the comments with links in them until today - our only moderation staff were on a boat with a satellite net connection that failed right at the end of the swim. Thank you all for helping out.
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SEP 3
Posted 3:26pm
Thank You!
I am so proud of my team, and I will admit I am also very proud of myself as well.
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