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August 7th, 2011
08:38 PM ET

Diana swim tracker: Watch Nyad's progress

Update: Diana Nyad ended her swim about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, suffering from shoulder pain and nausea.  She is on a boat headed for Key West, Florida. Check back with CNN.com for updates.

 

Distance swimmer Diana Nyad is attempting a 103-mile swim from Cuba to Key West. She entered the water Sunday around 7:45 p.m. ET, from Havana's Hemingway Marina. On Monday afternoon  she more than 20 miles off Cuba and struggling with shoulder pain and asthma but continuing to swim strongly, CNN's Matt Sloane reported.

Follow Matt Sloane on Twitter – live from Nyad's boat

Watch: Nyad 'doing great' on swim

CNN is the only network accompanying Nyad on her swim, which could take 60 hours or longer.  Producer Matt Sloane is leading a CNN team traveling on  one of Nyad's chase boats. They are carrying a SPOT GPS tracker, which transmits the group's position via satellite.

Gallery: Diana jumps in

Sloane will be Tweeting throughout the swim, and he'll appear live on CNN from time to time to update viewers on the 61-year-old swimmer's progress. Nyad's team also will be Tweeting and blogging.

Check back to watch her progress. And coming  on CNN,  Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a  look at "Diana Nyad: Xtreme Dream." Saturday, September 17, 8 p.m. ET.


For 6-Pack, a landmark day
August 7th, 2011
04:22 PM ET

For 6-Pack, a landmark day

They did it! CNN's Sixpack,  Joaquin Brignoni, Stasia Cirricione, Kendrick Henley, Nina Lovel, Kas Seerla, and Scott Zahn,  are officially triathletes after successfully completing the Nautica New York City Triathlon on Sunday, as part of the Fit Nation 2011 Triathlon Challenge.

The adventure began bright and early when the group met at 3:40 a.m. to be shuttled over to the race site. It was pouring rain and a little chilly but nothing could dampen the morning's excitement. After a delayed race start, the Sixpack jumped in to the Hudson around 6:40 a.m. All finished the race, with Joaquin Brignoni coming in first for the 6-Pack.

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