On August, 7th, 2011, 61-year-old Diana Nyad
, one of the world's greatest long-distance swimmers, dived into the waters of Havana, Cuba
, and prepared to swim the 103 miles it would take to reach Florida. Two days later, due to asthma and ocean conditions, she had to abandon her goal. But the swimmer wasn't discouraged.
"It was a bitter pill to swallow," she told CNN. "But the lesson is to live your life with passion, show your will, and be proud of yourself when you go bed at night."
Nyad hasn't given up hope. Despite the fact that it took two years to train as well as several months to get permission from both the American and Cuban governments, she's said she plans to try again sometime in 2012. We wish her the best of luck!