August 21st, 2012
07:59 AM ET

Nyad ends attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad's latest attempt to swim across the Straits of Florida ended Tuesday morning after severe jellyfish stings and a lightning storm put her off course, a spokesman said.

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  1. Sinfully Yours

    Attempt number 6 fails yet again. Is anyone really surprised by this? When will she learn that she belongs in the kitchen?

    August 21, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ling Quan

    I knew she was too lazy to swim all the way. Typical white woman. They always get job in office because they too lazy to cook and raise children.

    August 21, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Jetta

      Are you insane?

      August 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ling Quan

    That why no one marry white woman anymore. They all lazy and want to be career woman.

    August 21, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Jetta

      Yes you are insane.

      August 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Moi

    Those comments are RACISTICALLY RACIOUS. Why will you all make comments like these. Very brugariius and confudolizing. Haven't you heard about the saying that "if at first you don't succeed, dust yourself up and TRY AGAIN." She is a WINNER and never a QUITTER like you guys. She has only discovered 6 ways of how not to do it. I believe in her and I know she got what it takes to make it happen. Diana, please ignore these fools, you just do what you do and keep on keeping on.

    August 21, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    One has to give her props for the repeated attempts.
    She'll make it one day.

    August 21, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Alex

    Sounds to me like you two losers have nothing better to do with your lonely single lives to have anything nice to say. I feel very sad for your wasted lives. Adults don't post such nasty ness on the web. Ill attemp to get the attention you so crave. Go out and do something productive with your lives, then you will find some fulfillment, and possibly meet people and make some friends which you apparently desperately need. Only people who have no goals and have done nothing with their lives would show the world how ignorant they are. Your parents have done you a serious injustice.

    August 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      No way. It is dangerous outside. Dogs and snakes and stuff out there. I'll stay right here in my mom's basement, thank you.

      August 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tom

    Mmmmmm. Mom just made me some mac and cheese. She is the best.

    August 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bonita

    If it is her life's dream, I sure hope she makes it. Hopefully she will be very very careful though. It sounds incredibly dangerous.

    August 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. USAFrank

    People of the United States of America,
    She or someone should have planned for a Jelly fish problem.She needs to find a real job!

    August 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Nemo

    Why do humans like to do things that are not so human??? This is by far one of the many attemps.

    August 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BOMBO ©

    Yesterday, they were saying, "NOTHING can stop her now!"

    Well, something stopped her.

    August 22, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. Locksmith Bradenton

    Again a great informational post. You make some of the best posts. A++

    July 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |