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So honored to receive the "Athlete of the Year" award from the LA Sports Council! 
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I also watched it today and I am moved and motivated to do something anything. I am amazed at your determination and resolve. I am having my children watch. This is unbelievable. You have encouraged me to no longer sit and be complacent but to just go and achieve something, make a goal and make it happen. Thank you
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While visiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, I spoke to the general population of employees and went for a tour of the facility. I was in tears a number of times, with inspiration, not sadness.

You must know more about this magical and important hospital. http://www.stjude.org

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At the first #DWTS glam photo shoot. Can you tell I am freaked out about having to dance in heels...hard enough in sneakers!!!
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Hanging out behind the scenes with Tony Dovolani, Mark Ballas, Val Chmerkovskiy, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Charlie White, Meryl Davis and the rest of this season's #DWTS crew! Who would you choose as your partner? 
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Henry with Derek Hough...Derek is the undisputed king of DWTS!! Much respect for two of the best dancers in the world. 
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Team Nyadikov, ready for tonight's two-hour season premiere of Dancing with the Stars! +1 if you'll be watching! #DWTS
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis is an American national treasure. Neuro-oncologists such as Dr. Zsila Sadighi, are the very top of their fields and feel the work they do for the children who enter St. Jude is profound....we agree. 💗 
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Got to hang with one of my favorite athletes, Clippers star Chris Paul. He's of course magic on the court but well-read, poised, well-spoken...one of the jewels of the NBA, as a person. 
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Henry is so elegant on the floor. He swoons and glides...and he's keenly intelligent and extremely articulate as well. Patient too!!
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I told Maksim Chmerkovskiy that a couple of friends of mine met him years ago when he was out on the street rescuing a loose dog. Maks joked with me that he's worked hard to earn his "bad boy" reputation and that story would not serve his image...lol. 
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Cheryl Burke and I!

This season, the audience will vote as to which partner we will switch to for one week. I'm telling you, I'd LOVE to give a Rumba a go with Cheryl!!!
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We do have fun but we're both disciplined and focused so we put tremendous intensity into practicing. 
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“The toughest athlete in the world is a 62 year-old woman.” – D.L. Stewart, Dayton Daily News
Introduction
The legendary Diana Nyad is proof that an "Xtreme Dream" can be reached at any age. Whether it’s through her rigorous training, her contribution to TED Talks, or her insightful blog, Diana wants to inspire and remind everyone how important it is to continue reaching for the impossible goal. 

Diana’s Xtreme Dream is to successfully swim, unassisted by cages, from Cuba to Florida. The 62 year-old, record-breaking swimmer has been working tirelessly, spending anywhere from 12 to 24 hours in the water each day. This quest is one that she tried for twice before, but a surprise asthma attack and crippling jellyfish stings forced her to stop before reaching the shore.

These unsuccessful attempts tested Diana’s spirit, but they did not break her. She knows that when you have a dream you must do everything you possibly can to reach it, no matter your age or the obstacles ahead.