Diana Nyad Halts Swim From Cuba to Florida After Storm and Jellyfish Stings

Diana Nyad Halts Swim From Cuba to Florida After Storm and Jellyfish Stings

Diana Nyad Halts Swim From Cuba to Florida After Storm and Jellyfish Stings

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Aug. 21 2012 2:11 PM

Diana Nyad Halts Swim From Cuba to Florida After Storm and Jellyfish Stings

Diana Nyad is a winner even if she did have to quit.

The 62-year-old endurance swimmer has called off her fourth attempt to traverse the 103-mile distance from Cuba to Florida after stings from a jellyfish and a dangerous storm put her off-course.

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60 hours in and halfway to her goal, Nyad exited the water with a swollen face from the stings, exhausted but in good spirits. Nyad had hoped to inspire others to greatness, regardless of their age. "When I walk up on that shore in Florida,” she said, “I want millions of those AARP sisters and brothers to look at me and say, 'It's not too late, I can still live my dreams.' ”

We suggest she tackle base-jumping next—you might hit some stormy weather in the air, but at least there aren’t any jellyfish!