Nyad hit another Man o’ War, had to quit

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After more than 40 hours of swimming and hitting a second Portuguese Man o’ War, Diana Nyad decided to quit, told by her medical team that she could risk long-term cumulative effect on her body, if she suffered additional likely stings. She had then completed about 67 nautical miles of the 103-nautical-mile passage, and suffered from paralyzed muscles in her back. Read diananyad.com and for instance wpbf.com

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