Diana Nyad ends Cuba-to-Fla. swim bid on 4th day

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Associated Press

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 21 at 10:31 AM

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has ended her fourth bid to swim from Cuba to Florida after four days of storms, jellyfish stings and shark threats.

Nyad's support team posted on her blog that the athlete made the call after being pulled from the water a day before her 63rd birthday.

Nyad left Havana on Saturday in her third attempt since last year to be the first person to swim the Florida Straits without a shark cage. She also failed once earlier to do so with a cage.

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