I am sure she will try again, especially since this time it seems like the conditions were not ideal. Of course, I don't know anything about the water in that part of the world and ideal conditions may be rare.
Go Diana! Great job!
I wuld like to see her try again !
I'm impressed by her courage to attempt such a feat. No guts, no glory!
When I checked on the CNN near-real-time tracker (Monday evening, I think) I saw that her course out of Havana veered pretty strongly to the east. She wasn't headed for Key West. I figure she was in some difficulty by that point since she appeared to be so far off-course.
I can't even imagine doing a 24-hour warm-up swim during her training! One wonders if she had to "taper" (aka rest) a few weeks prior to taking this on.
In this whole discussion I think Susie Maroney is getting short shrift. She swam from Cuba to the U.S. in 1997. She did use a shark tank, but still a pretty amazing swim.
She may not be giving up...
"What I said right afterward is not necessarily true," she says.
"You've got me a week later. Right after, it would be like talking
to a boxer on the canvas, still on his back and looking up at the
bright lights. Now, I do not feel at peace the way this ended."
Diana Nyad won't let her dream flounder
Dyana on CNN this weekend. My she has been around along time. Met her in the late 60s. She started swimming in the professhional marathon swim circuit just as I was finishing up my marathon swimming days. She did race in a few races that I was in.
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Tougher than nails. I just read on CNN that she's going for it again.
Respect & Godspeed
Go! Diana! Go!
Thanks for the update Jayhawk. I will try to follow her progress.
During her last attempt, CNN provided a real-time map that displayed the GPS position of her escort boat. I hope they will do that again. Here is the link from her previous attempt:
Man, I just got goosebumps. This woman is so inspiring. GOOOO Diana!!
I would give up chocolate, but I'm no quitter.
Diana, we're behind you all the way. May your water be smooth and your currents few!