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Lydia Ko, 15, makes history with win Sunday

Updated: August 26, 2012, 11:31 PM ET
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Last Sunday, a woman on the eve of her 63rd birthday was battling jellyfish, weather and exhaustion as she tried, valiantly but ultimately unsuccessfully, to swim from Cuba to Florida.

This Sunday, a 15-year-old girl became the youngest winner of an LPGA tournament.

What are we to make of these extremes? Perhaps just this: When it comes to accomplishment, age is often an arbitrary arbiter. Swimmer Diana Nyad and golfer Lydia Ko could tell you that.

There always ...

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