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Diana Nyad, a 62-year-old marathon swimmer from Los Angeles, Calif. is attempting to make history as she swims from Havana, Cuba to Florida, a distance of 103 miles, in what she calls the Xtreme Dream. Though Nyad's in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, her support team is sharing updates from her journey on Twitter and her blog.

Nyad's already encountered a storm and several jellyfish stings, though she keeps stroking at a strong pace, according to the team accompanying her who are updating her Twitter and blog.

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The most recent blog post from this morning describes the conditions of her swim:

"We had quite a…
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