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US swimmer Nyad begins swim across Florida Straits

08-08-2011 10:43 BJT

HAVANA - American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has begun her attempt become the first person to swim the Florida Straits without the aid of a shark cage.

US swimmer Diana Nyad speaks during a news conference in Havana August 7, 2011. Veteran
long-distance swimmer Nyad, 61, said she will set off on Sunday night to swim from Havana
to Key West, Florida, in an attempt to set a world record. The 103-mile (166-kilometer)
swim, which will be made without the aid of a shark cage, is expected to take her 60-65
hours. [Photo/Agencies]

The 61-year-old Nyad is trying to swim from Havana to the Florida Keys. She says it's been a lifelong dream and she hopes she will inspire people to live vigorously during their golden years.


Editor:Yang Jie |Source: China Daily

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