Diana Nyad Breaks World Record, When She Was Sixty-Four, while using songs as TICKET TO RIDE to Maintain Winning Mood | Meanspeed Tempo Graphs Illustrate the Power of the Speed of the Mind of the Athlete

Diana Nyad swam from Cuba to the United States on her fourth try.  She was 64 years old when she accomplished this previously impossible-to-do feat.

Ms. Nyad has a “psyche list” of songs that she would hum in her head to keep her swimming through the pain.  The Beatles’ TICKET TO RIDE was her favorite.

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DIANA NYAD Swim For Relief NYC – Herald Square, Manhattan NYC – 10/09/2013 (Photo credit: asterix611)