Diana Nyad Continues After Hitting Storm
Still attempting a record Cuba-Florida swim
After a brutal storm blew in Sunday night, open-water swimmer Diana Nyad is again moving toward her goal of becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. This marks Nyad’s fourth attempt at the 103-mile swim, which she is scheduled to complete Tuesday. Nyad’s 50-person crew is doing their best to adminster to the swimmer, who has suffered jellyfish stings on her neck and face, in addition to contending with Sunday’s storm. “The first night we had a rough night,’’ said Mark Sollinger, the operations chief for Nyad’s support crew. “Things couldn’t look better right now.” Nyad, who will turn 63 on Wednesday, has made two unsuccessful attempts since last summer.
Via Washington Post