CROSSING

Nyad Survives Second Night of Swim

ALEJANDRO ERNESTO / Landov

US swimmer Diana Nyad, 62, starts her challenge swimming the distance of 166 km that divide Cuba from Florida in USA, Havana, Cuba, 23 September 2011.

She's halfway there. Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has pushed through the tough second night of her marathon swim from Cuba to Florida. Despite suffering from painful jellyfish stings at the start of her swim, Nyad continued on, and just before sunrise the 62-year-old had completed 49 miles of the 103-mile journey.