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Diana Nyad, 62, tries Cuba-U.S. swim again

Aug. 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM

HAVANA, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Sixty-two-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad Saturday began another attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida without the protection of a shark cage.

Nyad was flanked by kayakers and a diver who kept an eye out for sharks during her journey. One diver had to be treated for a painful jellyfish sting less than 3 hours into the 103-mile swim.

Nyad's attempt to swim between Cuba and Florida last year ended after 41 hours in the water after she was stung by jellyfish.

The noted long-distance swimmer, who turns 63 Wednesday, once swam around the island of Manhattan (1975) and 102 miles from the Bahamas to Florida (1979).

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