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Web Update: Diana Nyad Abandons Swim

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American Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad jumped into Cuban waters Sunday evening and set off in a bid to become the first person to swim across the Florida Straits without the aid of a shark cage. (AP)
American Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad jumped into Cuban waters Sunday evening and set off in a bid to become the first person to swim across the Florida Straits without the aid of a shark cage. (AP)

Last month we spoke to Diana Nyad, an endurance swimmer and world record holder, as she prepared to swim from Cuba to Florida--a 103 mile journey.

Early this morning, at 12:45 am, Diana was forced to abandon her swim due to high winds and treacherous water currents that blew her off course.

You can hear our conversation with Diana Nyad from July, as she was preparing for her journey.

This segment aired on August 9, 2011. The audio for this segment is not available.

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