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Diana Nyad Ends Latest Bid To Swim From Cuba To Key West

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
August 21, 2012

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has ended her third attempt to swim the 100 miles or so from Cuba to Key West, Florida, her official Twitter page says.

That word followed reports from ABC News’ Good Morning America and CNN.

Earlier today, she was about 55 miles from her destination. But according to Nyad’s “Extreme Dream 2012″ website, a “heavy squall” was holding her up. A storm had also delayed her on Sunday.

Last September, Nyad was 67 miles into the swim when she gave up because of painful man o’ war stings. In August 2011, her attempt was ended by an asthma attack.

She’s been trying to become the first person to make the swim without a shark cage.

Nyad turns 63 on Wednesday. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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