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Diana Nyad perseveres in Florida Straits

Updated: September 25, 2011, 11:09 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Endurance athlete Diana Nyad soldiered on despite a painful jellyfish sting to the face and kept up her swimming ultramarathon Sunday, about halfway through a grueling course from Cuba to Florida.

Her crew said the 62-year-old swimmer has completed at least 49 miles of the 103-mile passage of the treacherous Florida Straits. If all goes well, she hopes to complete her sea swimming odyssey Monday morning.

Updates have been coming from her handlers via Internet posts, and already ...

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