Not a good way to start a long swim. Multiple stings from a Portuguese Man-of-War...
I've been following her on facebook. She's had to stop for a while again, but is back at it and looking stronger. They're now 25 miles or so from Cuba.
30something and way too young for my times
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First shark encounter ends well...
Looks like I'm going to have to make room for a thermos of chicken soup in my swim bag.
She's been in the water over 24 hours. Tonight will be rough.By some accounts here in the flotilla, one of several major turning points this afternoon came with the administration of captain Nancy Jordanís chicken soup ... it seems the chicken soup has spurred both her appetite and her spirits.
Chicken soup a good thing. We used to use good old Campbell's Chicken noodle soup. Boil potato in the soup to take the excess salt out. Throw the spuds away and that was what we would have, during long swims.
Keep it simple George Park
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This woman is one stupendous badass.
"The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action." -- Bruce Lee
Too bad-- more Man o'War stings and she's out.
Still a bad ass though.
How sad, because the conditions, otherwise were ideal; very calm waters, rather than the currents she dealt with during her previous attempt. Congrats. to Diana for her courage!
It looked like she got some very nasty stings: http://diananyad.com/stings/
Her account of what went wrong (i.e., the effects of the stings): http://diananyad.com/when-you-dream-big/
May the force be with you!
http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/17/health...wim/index.htmlAs reported by CNN and Diana Nyad’s blog – the famed 62-year-old swimmer will attempt to swim 103 miles between Cuba and Florida on Sunday ...
I have great respect for her.
Diana's crew posted on twitter that she started the swim early, like 30 minutes ago! Approx 3:45pm eastern. Go Diana!
Track her swim here.
She is one tough lady enduring multiple jellyfish stings!
I am curious about her stroke style. Last night, they had a video of her swimming posted on her site. When she swims, her right arm moves in a conventional style; bent at the elbow. Her left arm, however, is not bent at the elbow and appears more like Janet Evans windmill style.
Does anybody have insight as to why she swims like this?