Diana Nyad Back in the Open Water on Historic Swim

The 62-year-old is on her way to making it from Cuba to Florida in fourth attempt

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

Diana Nyad hopes the fourth time’s a charm.

CNN reports that as of last night, the open-water swimmer, 62, is well on her way in her fourth—and what she says will be her final—effort to swim 103 miles from Cuba to Key West, Florida, without a shark cage.

Nyad first attempted the feat in 1978 but had to stop because of battering waves, according to the network. She tried twice again in 2011 but was stopped after an asthma attack and then jellyfish stings.

“I’m feeling tremendous inner pressure that this has got to be it, this has got to be the last time,” she said on August 17, the day before she began the swim.

We hope she can feel our cheers.

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