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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by debaru View Post
    Man, I just got goosebumps. This woman is so inspiring. GOOOO Diana!!
    Me, too, Debaru!
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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Not a good way to start a long swim. Multiple stings from a Portuguese Man-of-War...

    http://espn.go.com/espnw/features-pr...o-war-early-on

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawk View Post
    Not a good way to start a long swim. Multiple stings from a Portuguese Man-of-War...

    http://espn.go.com/espnw/features-pr...o-war-early-on
    Thanks for posting this link! I hope she is able to continue on...
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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    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.

    Go Diana!
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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by couldbebetterfly View Post
    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.

    Go Diana!
    Talk about a heck of a way to pump up your GTD stats!!!
    Hope she makes it this time. If not, 3rd time's a charm!
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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    First shark encounter ends well...

    http://diananyad.com/encountering-ex...inary-animals/

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawk View Post

    Great job by her crew! I'm pleased to hear the conditions are calm for her, this time around. YOU GO, GIRL!
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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Looks like I'm going to have to make room for a thermos of chicken soup in my swim bag.

    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.
    She's been in the water over 24 hours. Tonight will be rough.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    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.
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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    This woman is one stupendous badass.
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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Too bad-- more Man o'War stings and she's out.

    Still a bad ass though.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    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!
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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    It looked like she got some very nasty stings: http://diananyad.com/stings/

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Her account of what went wrong (i.e., the effects of the stings): http://diananyad.com/when-you-dream-big/

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    May the force be with you!

    http://swimswam.com/2012/08/diana-ny...m-again-at-62/

    As 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 ...
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/17/health...wim/index.html

    http://diananyad.com/its-a-go/

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    I hope she makes it this time!
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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    I have great respect for her.

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    Exclamation Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Diana's crew posted on twitter that she started the swim early, like 30 minutes ago! Approx 3:45pm eastern. Go Diana!


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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    Track her swim here.

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    Re: Diana Nyad: Extreme Dream

    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?
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