Diana Nyad Ends Latest Attempt at 103-Mile Swim
On Sunday, the endurance swimmer, 62, ended her latest attempt at swimming 103 miles from Cuba to Florida.
Nyad, who had been stung by jellyfish and Portuguese man-of-wars on Saturday, was also hindered by strong currents in the ocean waters.
She was pulled from the water around 11 a.m. on Sunday, according to CNN. Nyad made it more than 67 nautical miles – about two-thirds of the distance.
Nyad attempted the feat in August and was in the water for 29 hours before ending the swim roughly halfway through her journey. She lasted almost 42 hours in 1978, when she first tried to swim from Cuba to Florida.