The fourth try was not the charm for endurance swimmer Diana Nyad in her attempt to swim from Cuba to the Keys. Early Tuesday morning she was pulled from the water; she was about 50 miles off the coast of Key West.
Suffering through jellyfish stings on her face, Diana Nyad is in day two of her quest to swim from Cuba to Florida in shark-infested waters without a protective cage.
Unable to close the gap on the last 26 miles, a 49-year-old grandmother and veteran endurance swimmer ended her quest to be the first woman to swim unaided from Cuba to the Florida Keys.
Endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey muscled past the halfway mark Saturday as she pushed through the Florida Straits, enduring jellyfish stings but otherwise encountering perfect conditions in her attempt to become the first woman to swim unassisted more than 100 miles from Cuba to the Florida Keys.
A British-Australian grandmother has entered the waters off of Havana to attempt a record swim from Cuba to Florida.