From the moment Lance Armstrong began his post-cancer comeback, journalist David Walsh knew something wasn’t right. In 2016, he condensed his twelve-year pursuit of Armstrong into a 20-minute story for The Moth. He inadvertently tells Diana’s story too.
While most of the world reveled in Lance Armstrong’s miraculous return to cycling, Walsh asked himself, “How could it be that a man is transformed into a super champion by a two-year illness?”
We could ask the same of Diana: How could it be that a woman is transformed into a super champion by aging more than three decades?
As a matter of fact, just change the name and a few details, and Walsh’s Armstrong story is Nyad’s. Below are a few more examples from “Extraordinary Proof.”
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