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Saturday September 24, 2011

Diana Nyad Makes Another Attempt to Swim From Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad Makes Another Attempt to Swim From Cuba to Florida

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62-year-old Diana Nyad is once again trying to swim from Cuba to Florida. She set out yesterday, a month after she had to abandon her previous attempt in part because of a severe asthma attack, reports AP. This time around, the jelly fish are out to get her. “Diana has been stung by what we believe is a moon jelly,” an assistant tweeted. “She is trying to clear herself of tentacles and continue the swim.”

If all goes well, she will arrive in Florida Monday morning—probably 15 pounds lighter. Nyad’s 103-mile swim would set the mark for open-water swimming outside of a shark cage. The previous record-holder? The same Diana Nyad, who swam 102.5 miles from the Bahamas to Florida in 1979. Follow updates on her Twitter feed here.

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