Extreme swimmer and KCRW host Diana Nyad is trying again tonight to swim from Havana to the coast of Florida. She got in the sea and pushed off about 3:05 our time. In this video, Nyad talks about why she's going again so soon after having to quit 29 hours into her last attempt.
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