Call me crazy but swimming from Florida to Cuba without a shark cage or a bottle of whiskey is sheer madness I say, madness. 62 year old Diana Nyad, the endurance swimming legend, is attempting to break the world record by swimming 103miles (166km) in shark and jellyfish infested waters. Did I happen to mention she swims at night when all the nasty creatures come out to play? So far Nyad has been stung 4 times by vicious box jellyfish despite having a specially designed sting-proof wetsuit. At one stage she was forced to do backstroke to stop them stinging her face. Fortunately during the day the jellyfish disperse but then the sharks come out to play. If all goes to plan it should take Nyad 60 hours to complete this crazy adventure.
Psst Seriously? If I had to swim from Florida to Cuba at night, in shark and jellyfish infested waters I would have made it in 3 minutes 23 seconds.