U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad’s representatives say she’s
less than 10 miles from Florida in her latest attempt to swim there
In an online update posted at 5 a.m. Monday, her team said she
has swum 44 hours so far and is expected to reach land Monday
afternoon. Overall, the swim is expected to be more than 100 miles
if she’s able to complete it.
Nyad is trying to become the first person to swim from Cuba to
Florida without a shark cage.
Nyad, who recently turned 64, tried three times in 2011 and
2012. Her last attempt was cut short amid boat trouble, storms,
unfavorable currents and box jellyfish stings that left her face
puffy and swollen.