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By Deena Bustillo on
Will the fourth time be the charm for Diana Nyad, the 62-year-old woman who's on her latest attempt to swim 103 miles from Florida to Cuba. The swimmer successfully made it through the night Saturday and is nearly halfway through her journey today.She's suffered through jellyfish stings on her lips, forehead, hands, and neck but it getting through. "After a rough first night," Nyad "is comfortable, confident, and still consistently stroking," a post read on her Twitter feed.Nyad first...Read Full Story

Diana Nyad Quits Swim from Cuba to Florida

By Deena Bustillo on
Diana Nyad, the 62-year-old distance swimmer who was attempting the swim from Cuba to Florida again this week, quit her attempt Sunday under doctor's advice, reports USA Today. She had completed 49 of the 103 miles of her swim when medical officials warned that any more stings from Portuguese Man o' War could be life threatening.The swimmer had sustained multiple stings to her body and face early on in the swim, and much of her body was swollen. "Nobody blames her. There isn't anything that...Read Full Story

Diana Nyad Quits: Pictures

By Adam Wenger on
Diana Nyad was well on her way to becomming the first person to ever swim across the waters connecting Florida to Cuba. That is, until asthma, shoulder pain and wild ocean swells forced her to give up 29 hours into the swim. Nyad is no stanger to epic swims. She held the world-record for being the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world back in the 70s. But what she really wanted was to accomplish the 103-mile cross-Straits swim.Nyad was pulled from the water at 12:45 a.m. after vomiting...Read Full Story

Diana Nyad Cuba-to-Florida Swim, Pictures

By Adam Wenger on
Diana Nyad is on her way to becomming the first person to ever swim across the waters connecting Florida to Cuba. And at 61-years-old, that's something to be proud of. Having held the world-record for being the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world back in the 70s, Nyad is no stanger to epic swims. Not that this makes her cross-Straits attempt any less inspiring. Nyad takes brief breaks for nourishment, but has kept fans up to date through social media. Well, her team has anyway. At the...Read Full Story
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