September 25th, 2011
11:48 AM ET
Distance swimmer Diana Nyad has ended her latest record attempt.
CNN Medical News producer Matt Sloane reports that she came out of the water Sunday shortly after 11 a.m. ET. Injuries she suffered Saturday evening caused her to get off course, her team Captain Mark Sollinger told CNN.
Her blog also reported the decision.
Come back to CNN.com for more updates.
September 25th, 2011
11:18 AM ET
Sunday update: After nighttime drama, Diana Nyad is still swimming Sunday morning.
She came out of the water just before 10 p.m. Saturday, to receive medical treatment for more stings, this time to her face and eyes. She resumed the swim a couple of hours later, at the spot where she came out, her handlers reported.
Because of that, the International Swim Federation official accompanying Nyad told the team, if she completes the swim, it will be still be a record, but for a "staged" swim, meaning just as it sounds, it took place in stages rather than one uninterrupted effo
We told the story of Diana Nyad's milestone August swim in an hourlong documentary, Diana Nyad: Xtreme Dream.
On that attempt she was pulled from the water after 29 hours. She began this swim just after 6 p.m. Friday in Havana, Cuba.
September 24th, 2011
11:35 AM ET
CNN told the story of Diana Nyad's milestone August swim in an hourlong documentary last weekend, Diana Nyad: Xtreme Dream.
On Friday night, Nyad began yet another chapter, jumping into the water in Havana, Cuba, trying once more to set a distance record for open-water swimming without a shark cage.
Friday night, she was stung multiple times by a Portuguese man-of-war, according to her blog, and on Saturday morning, the blog said, she was struggling in the water, believing she was not getting adequate oxygen to her muscles.
Just before 9 a.m. Saturday, her handlers tweeted that she was about 25 miles off Cuba. Her team expects the 100-mile-plus swim will take as long as 60 hours.
August 7th, 2011
08:38 PM ET
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.
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.
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.
August 6th, 2011
06:55 PM ET
If all goes according to plan, late Sunday or early Monday she'll begin her attempt to set a world record, swimming in the open water, without a shark cage, from Cuba to Key West, Florida. It's 103 miles; she expects it'll take at least 60 hours.
CNN is the only network accompanying Nyad, 61, on her swim. We'll be at Nyad's Havana news conference on Sunday, then board one of Nyad's chase boats, and keep you up to date in real time or close to it.
In 1978, Nyad attempted this same swim. After just over 40 hours in the water, her team pulled her; high waves and strong currents had pushed her too far off course. That experience has driven her toward this swim. "Visions of 1978, those smashing 8-ft seas, flash through my brain. Not this time. Strong memories of the hardships of these past two years make me strong and determined not to waste all that disciplined time put in," she wrote in her blog Saturday.
Coming on CNN: Diana Nyad's Xtreme Dream
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