Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad and her trainer, Bonnie Stoll hug after Nyad walks ashore Monday, in Key West, Fla. after swimming from Cuba.
On her fifth crossing attempt, swimmer Diana Nyad became the first swimmer to cross the Straits of Florida unassisted by a shark tank. But the journey really began at age 8.
Diana Nyad completed a challenging swim from Cuba to Florida Monday in a demonstration of perseverance, bravery, and dedication fit to inspire adults and children for years to come.
Portuguese Man o' War first stung Nyad just two hours into her swim from Cuba. What hurt most, though, was the disappointment of having to give up.
Diana Nyad ended her swimming ultramarathon from Cuba to Florida on Sunday after medics warned another painful sting from a Portuguese Man o' War could be life threatening,
Diana Nyad began her 103-mile swim from Cuba to Florida Friday. She was about a third of the way by Saturday afternoon, moving through calm waters, according to her Twitter account.