Undaunted by her failure last August, Dian Nyan is swimming across Cuba to Florida once again.
Amidst cheers from friends and well-wishers, the 62 years old endurance swimmer began her journey on Friday night from Havana. She is scheduled to complete the journey in two and half day’s time.She was all excited about it and said that one doesn’t get such opportunities of big adventure time and again. She had to cut short her journey during her last attempt due to an asthma attack after
swimming against the current for 29 hours. She was 15 miles away from the course due to
the strong currents at that time.
Nyad is swimming without a shark cage. An Australian swimmer has completed the feet of swimming from Cuba to Florida in 1997 using a cage. Nyad hopes to better her record of 102.5 miles of swimming from Bahamas to Florida in
1979. She is older and fatter. But she was confident of surpassing it and believes that she is in a better shape despite the age and reduced speed. She is well-aware that it wouldn’t be easy. It would be freezing inside the water and her
nights would be long. Her assistants keep posting about her journey in her twitter account. She was stung on her
arms and face, possibly by a jelly fish but she continued her journey after getting treatment and changing into another suit.
If all goes as per planned, she is expected to reach Florida on early Monday morning.