ZOOMER SWIMMER DIANA NYAD CALLS IT QUITS

Aug 21, 2012

By Jane Brown

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Zoomer Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has ended her fourth bid to swim from Cuba to Florida after four days of storms, jellyfish stings and shark threats.

Nyad’s support team posted on her blog that the athlete made the call after being pulled from the water a day before her 63rd birthday.

Steve Moonatonez is an official observer on the support boat and explains there were too many problems and the risks were simply too great.

Nyad left Havana on Saturday in her third attempt since last year to be the first person to swim the Florida Straits without a shark cage. She also failed once earlier to do so with a cage.

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