Sep 22, 2011 6:47 PM by Gene Cotton

Cuba: Marathon swimmer Nyad eyes new Florida swim

HAVANA (AP) - Cuban authorities said Thursday that American Diana Nyad plans to take another shot at what would be a record swim from Cuba to Florida after falling short of her goal last month.

An email from Cuban press officials invited journalists to meet the famed endurance swimmer Friday at a marina in Havana.

"Diana Nyad will offer a news conference before once again beginning to swim across the Florida Straits between Havana and Key West, in continuation of the attempt realized on Aug. 7," the invitation read.

A spokeswoman for Nyad declined to comment on her plans, saying she would do so at the news conference. Her website said later Thursday that she was in Cuba, and a message sent through her Twitter account hinted: "What are you doing this weekend? Hope you can join us once again."



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