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US swimmer nears Fla. in epic attempt

Key West, Fla. - For the fourth time in three years, a U.S. swimmer is attempting the swim from Cuba to Florida.
 
Diana Nyad has covered about two-thirds of her route already. Early Monday morning her teem tweeted that shes less than 10 miles away from Florida.

She has already gone farther than any other swimmer who attempted the swim.

The overall swim was expected to be about 100 miles.

Nyad is trying to become the first person to complete the swim without a shark cage.

She is 64 years old.

 
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