Diana Nyad Stops Her Swim

8.21.2012

By Jerry Portwood

After 60 hours, and multiple jellyfish stings, the longdistance swimmer rests

It was her fourth attempt, but it was not to be. Diana Nyad, the incredible long-distance swimmer who was trying once again to swim to Florida from Cuba, was forced to give up her latest attempt this morning after severe jellyfish stings and a dangerous electrical storm threatened her safety last night. She was 60 hours into the swim (and wasn't able to leave the water or sleep to have the record count)

"With all the threats continuing, Diana decided that it was not a risk that we wanted to take," Mark Sollinger, Nyad's operations manager, told CNN.

According to CNN: Nyad's lips and face are swollen, but she is holding up "as well as someone who just spent 63 hours" performing a "monumental and extremely dangerous" feat, Sollinger told CNN's Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien.

Nyad will be 63 tomorrow, August 22.

We love you, Diana, and are impressed by all you've accomplished!

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