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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    From looking at the tracking map it looks like she's gone about 25-30 miles. She began the swim 14 hours ago.

    http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2011/...yad/index.html

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawk View Post
    From looking at the tracking map it looks like she's gone about 25-30 miles. She began the swim 14 hours ago.
    That's about what you'd expect. So far, so good.

    I wish it were easier to get updates.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    anyone remember seeing this? Jack and Diana
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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    May the wind and current be at your back. Let's all pull for today & tue.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    She's having some right shoulder and asthma issues, inhalers and tylenol seem to be helping. Go Diana!!

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    We're cheering for you, Diana!! Go, go, go!!

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Well looks like they pulled her out of the water about half way, hope she isn't too disappointed. She started throwing up . . .

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    I feel so bad for her, she trained so long and hard for this! I guess the 15 knot current pushing her off course was just too much to fight against.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    A valiant effort!

    Diana Nyad forced to abandon 103-mile swim from Cuba to Florida

    August 9, 2011 8:36 a.m. EDT

    (CNN) -- Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, who attempted to become the first person to swim between Cuba and Florida without a shark cage, was forced to abandon her effort early Tuesday morning -- roughly halfway through her journey ...

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by Queen View Post
    I guess the 15 knot current pushing her off course
    15 knot current? Is this even possible?

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    15 knot current? Is this even possible?
    15 knots = 17.3 miles per hour

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    15 knot current? Is this even possible?
    Dunno, I'm not a boat person, just what I read.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    OK, I looked at some news stories and they seem to say she was off course by 15 miles due to the current, not that the current was 15 knots. 15 knots would be one heck of a current! Sailboats typically cruise at something like 5-6 knots to put it into perspective.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Peak velocity of the Gulf Stream is about 5.6 mph.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    There was a tweet that said, "Earlier in the evening, she was surrounded by dolphins and a beautiful Caribbean sunset. But strong currents blew her 15mph off course." So, I think there's some confusion because that tweet makes no sense. Probably they meant to say 15 miles off course!

    I give her major props for trying and for making it as far as she did. I for one am still impressed.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by philoswimmer View Post
    ... I give her major props for trying and for making it as far as she did. I for one am still impressed.
    Same here, I kept thinking; "I slept all night and she was swimming", "I ate breakfast, went to work, had lunch, kept working, finished my work day; and she's still swimming", "I'm getting ready for bed... and SHE"S STILL SWIMMING". An unbelievable accomplishment.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Maybe she really did finish it, but the govt doesn't want the cubans to know that its possible, so they're just saying she didn't. Ya think?


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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    If you never try - you never know. Good for her to try this

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Extreme bummer. Do you think she will attempt it again? I hope she does!

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    An historic fail by Swimming World Magazine for their lack of coverage.

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