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Diana Nyad may finish Cuba-Fla swim this morning *

Update below :)

diana-nyad-map9213.jpgExtreme swimmer Diana Nyad has finally swum almost all the way from Cuba to Key West, Florida. Her team predicts she will make landfall between 2 and 4 p.m. Florida time. Nyad, the media sports commentator, has tried this swim four times before and never gotten anywhere close to this far. She has been in the water for more than two days, and when it's over she will have gone 110 miles and been swimming for 53-54 hours. Did I mention that Diana Nyad is 64 years old? Her team's blog.

This morning she gathered her support boats around here and addressed the group while treading water, according to her blog:


I am about to swim my last two miles in the ocean. This is a lifelong dream of mine and I'm very very glad to be with you. Some on the team are the most intimate friends of my life and some of you I've just met. But I'll tell you something, you're a special group. You pulled through; you are pros and have a great heart. So let's get going so we can have a whopping party.

Thank you, all of you, thank you for your generosity.

* Update: Nyad made shore just before 2 p.m. Key West time, in great spirits and decent health. "I have three messages. One is, we should never, ever give up. Two is, you never are too old to chase your dreams. And three is, it looks like a solitary sport but it's a team." PBS

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