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Chloe McCardel ends distance swim

Updated: June 13, 2013, 3:11 AM ET
Associated Press

HAVANA -- Five tries. Five failures.

Australian Chloe McCardel became the latest endurance athlete undone by the warm waters and fierce jellyfish of the Florida Straits, abandoning on Wednesday night her attempt to become the first person to swim across nonstop without a shark cage.

Her team said she stopped "due to a severe debilitating jellyfish sting" as she stroked through the dark waters. The 28-year-old from Melbourne lasted just 11 hours after swimming off from Havana.

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