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Diana Nyad on New Attempt to Cross Florida Straits

U.S. swimmer Diana Nyad, 62, took to the sea from Cuba's Ernest Hemingway International Yacht Club on August 18, 2012, on his fourth attempt to cross the Florida Straits.Havana.- Renowned US swimmer Diana Nyad?began today a new attempt to cross the Florida straits, without the protection of a cage against sharks, following previous unsuccessful trials, according to a news release by Havana's Hemingway Marina, departure point in Cuba for Nyad.

Nyad (62) made a prior attempt last year when she ended her swim about 60 miles from Key West due to painful jellyfish stings that sent her into anaphylactic shock, according to international media reports.


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[source: http://www.periodico26.cu/index.php/en/sport-en/923-diana-nyad-on-new-attempt-to-cross-florida-straits]

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