US swimmer Nyad, 64, forges on with Cuba-Florida crossing
MIAMI, Florida (AFP) - Legendary US distance swimmer Diana Nyad forged ahead Sunday with her quest to become the first person to cross from Cuba to Florida with no shark cage.
In a display of endurance and spirit, the 64-year-old actually increased her speed after more than 24 hours in the water, her team said.
"Diana has swum 47.61 statute miles after 27 hours of swimming. Her average speed has increased to 1.76 miles per hour," her navigator John Bartlett said at 1600 GMT.
"She is swimming strong and riding the swells which are 3 to 5 feet out of the east behind her," he said in a posting on Ms Nyad's website.