Diana Nyad Swim
August 9, 2011 by Post Team
Diana Nyad Swim, Diana Nyad, the 61 year old woman who tried to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage, he was forced to abandon the search midway between its start and end points.
Nyad had been swimming for 29 hours at a time when the unpleasant conditions, shoulder pain, and asthma convinced her to abort the mission at 12:45 am Tuesday. Strong winds had pushed Nyad 15 mph of course, and after much thought, she alone took the decision to cut short swim.
Shortly after the decision, addressed the Bellissimo Nyad, the 75-foot yacht that bears her aides, drivers, photographers and friends and family. She was vomiting when he was brought aboard the boat, but managed to get a chair waiting, where given intravenous fluids and a rest to recuperate.
Official Twitter account Nyad has been publishing regular updates of swimming.
At 2 am, the tweet message: “Elaine Lafferty our team of boat: It lasted over 29 hours in a heroic attempt ..”
Soon after, another message was added: “Realizing the conditions of 5 to 10 knots winds and currents less than ideal, Diana decided to stop swimming.”
Within hours of Nyad addressed the Beautiful, was held impromptu press conference before a dozen cameras, CNN reported.
They explained that the shoulder pain has been a problem since the third hour, and asthma has become a problem in 15. Hourly, 28 Nyad can only have three or four strokes of freestyle in a time before it is necessary to lie on your back to relax and breathe. When 29, knowing he could not maintain the same conditions for another day and one night decided it was over.
“I’m sad,” said Nyad. “It was absolutely the right decision.
“It’s hard because I felt in me. It felt like this was my time. I do not feel like a failure at everything. But we needed a bit more luck.”
Nyad tried the same route in 1978, but after 42 hours was forced to give up swimming in the face of the huge waves.
Susie Maroney – who used a shark cage – successfully completed the swim in 1997. The Los Angeles Times said that less than 24 hours crossing time Maroney has cast doubt on the possibility that the shark cage have provided additional assistance.
Nyad had hoped to complete the journey in 60 hours. Affirming that “60 is the new 40,” the swimmer felt I was in better shape this week than in 1978.
While preparing to start her bath on Sunday, told reporters: “I’m almost 62 years old …. I am here in the prime of my life, I think this is the first, when you reach this age . still have a body that is strong, but now has a better mind. ”
Nyad had been preparing for this trip for years, often with a 12-hour nothing all day.
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