Diana Nyad forced to abandon her big swim

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Attempting to become the first person to swim between Cuba and Florida, Diana Nyad was forced to abandon roughly halfway through her journey, struggling with ocean swells, shoulder pain and asthma. Still shell-shocked from Faroese media’s coverage of the World Championships, I’m sure that the gutter press will write “Nyad gives up, only manages to swim 55 miles in 29 hours,” clueless as the are. Good one Diana!

Read more here on CNN.

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