Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad braved schools of jellyfish Saturday while testing the limits of human endurance on a quest to break her own 3-decade-old distance record, in her third attempt at swimming from Havana to Florida, with a possible landing in the middle Keys.
Endurance athlete Diana Nyad is about to go back in the water for her third attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida and set a world record at the age of 62.
After failing to complete her goal of swimming from Cuba to Key West last month, marathon swimmer may be ready to give it another shot.
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad ended her second bid to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys at about the halfway point early Tuesday then gave up on any more attempts to cross the Florida Straits.
Sixty-one-year-old endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is in the midst of trying to accomplish what she failed to do at age 28 — swim more than 100 miles from Havana to Key West, and she’s doing it without the aid of a shark cage. Nyad started the 60-hour swim Sunday, just before sunset.
American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is hoping to make history on Sunday when she attempts to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys.