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    Nyad Survives Second Night of Swim

    Image #: 15430292    epa02931490 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. Nyad will swim without the protection of a cage against sharks, after failling her attempt in August 2011.  EPA/ALEJANDRO ERNESTO /LANDOV

    ALEJANDRO ERNESTO / Landov

    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.

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