It felt like this was my moment. I don't feel like a failure at all. But we needed a little more luck.
-- Diana Nyad (22 August 1949-), ending her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida, which she first tried in 1978. She holds the record of 102.5 miles for a 1979 shark-cageless, open-sea swim, when she stroked from the Bahamas to Florida, 8 August 2011