Meet Diana Nyad, arguably the world's most badass ocean swimmer, age 61.

A New York Times profile on 61-year-old open water swimmer Diana Nyad, who is also a commentator at local Los Angeles radio station KCRW. Any day now...

She will swim about 60 hours in the churning sea, 103 miles across the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West. Every hour and a half, she will stop to tread water for a few minutes as she swallows a liquid mixture of predigested protein and eats an occasional bit of banana or dollop of peanut butter. She will most likely hallucinate and endure the stings of countless jellyfish. Along the way, sea salt will swell her tongue to cartoonish proportions and rub her skin raw.