From looking at the tracking map it looks like she's gone about 25-30 miles. She began the swim 14 hours ago.
anyone remember seeing this? Jack and Diana
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May the wind and current be at your back. Let's all pull for today & tue.
She's having some right shoulder and asthma issues, inhalers and tylenol seem to be helping. Go Diana!!
We're cheering for you, Diana!! Go, go, go!!
Well looks like they pulled her out of the water about half way, hope she isn't too disappointed. She started throwing up . . .
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.
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 ...
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.
Peak velocity of the Gulf Stream is about 5.6 mph.
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.
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?
If you never try - you never know. Good for her to try this
Extreme bummer. Do you think she will attempt it again? I hope she does!
An historic fail by Swimming World Magazine for their lack of coverage.