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Hong Kong Revives Cross-Harbor Swim After 33 Years

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong held its historic cross-harbor race Sunday, ending a 33-year suspension forced by pollution in the famous port. About 1,000 swimmers took part in the 1.8 kilometer contest, dashing from Hong Kong island to the Kowloon peninsula. The annual contest was first held in 1906, when Hong Kong was still a British colony. It […]

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US Marathon Swimmer Ends Cuba-Florida Crossing

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has abandoned her latest attempt to swim the 166 kilometers from Cuba to Florida. Making the journey without the benefit of a shark cage, the 62-year-old Nyad had reached the halfway point despite suffering painful stings by Portuguese Man o’ War jellyfish. But medics warned her that with toxins from […]

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U.S. Swimmer Nears Halfway Point of Cuba – U.S. Course

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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American Diana Nyad is moving toward the halfway point Sunday in her third attempt at swimming from Havana, Cuba to the Florida Keys . Late Saturday, Nyad was treated by doctors aboard a support vessel after being stung a second time by Portuguese Man o’ War jellyfish. Her support team says she is now attempting […]

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Nyad Resumes Epic Swim from Cuba to US

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 2:21 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad resumed her swim from Havana, Cuba to the Florida Keys early Sunday after getting medical attention. Late Saturday, Nyad was treated by doctors aboard a support vessel after being stung a second time by Man o’ War jellyfish. The 62-year-old swimmer began her journey Friday evening from Havana’s Hemingway Marina. […]

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US Swimmer “Gaining Strength” In Cuba To Florida Trek

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad appeared “to be gaining strength,” as she recovered from multiple Man o’ War stings while making her second attempt in two months to swim from Havana, Cuba to the Florida Keys. “Her rest times per hour are less and less,” according to a post on her blog. The 62-year-old swimmer […]

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Nyad Ends Cuba to US Swim

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has ended her second attempt in 33 years to swim from Havana, Cuba to the Florida Keys. After nearly 30 hours in the water, the 61-year-old athlete abandoned her effort Tuesday because of asthma, shoulder pain and battering wind and waves. The swim was expected to take 60 hours and […]

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US Swimmer Ends Cuba to US Swim

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Sixty-one-year-old American swimmer Diana Nyad ended her bid Tuesday to swim the Florida Straits from Cuba to the United States. Nyad was attempting to become the first person to make the 165-kilometer crossing without the benefit of a shark cage. According to her Twitter account, Nyad was forced to end her attempt at the record-setting […]

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Nyad Swimming North in Record Cuba-Florida Bid

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Veteran U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is making her way through calm waters as she attempts to set a new world record with a swim between Havana, Cuba and the Florida Keys. Nyad, who is nearly 62 years old, is hoping to accomplish what she failed to do at 28 – complete the estimated 60-hour […]

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U.S. Swimmer Attempts To Swim From Cuba to Florida

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is attempting to become the first person to swim between Havana, Cuba and the Florida Keys without a shark cage. Nyad began her 166-kilometer swim across the Florida Straits Sunday evening. Nyad called the swim a “symbolic moment” for increasing understanding between the United States and Cuba. The marathon swim […]

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