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Published:August 19th, 2012 18:17 EST

Diana Nyad, 62, Attempts To Swim From Cuba To America

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Sixty-two-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad Saturday began another attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida without the protection of a shark cage.

Nyad was flanked by kayakers and a diver who kept an eye out for sharks during her journey. One diver had to be treated for a painful jellyfish sting less than 3 hours into the 103-mile swim."



I doubt that Nyad will be able to swim all the way from Cuba to Florida, but if she is successful it won`t be much of an accomplishment. The elderly woman is flanked by kayakers and a diver who keeps an eye out for sharks.

I`m surprised she didn`t hire a couple of men to hold up her legs, and push her along.

This should be a swim or sink endeavor, it should be a test of not only her endurance, but of her ability to evade sharks and jellyfish.

If she attempted this feat alone, she would merit an exellent obituary if she failed and a slap on the back if she succeeded.

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