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KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Australian long-distance swimmer Chloe McCardel was making good headway in calm seas at dusk when she suddenly hit a stinging swarm of jellyfish, eventually forcing her to abandon her quest to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.
DAKAR (Reuters) - A British man aiming to be the first person to swim across the Atlantic said on Thursday he is grappling with sharks, jellyfish stings, choppy water -- and a sea moth that tried to nest in his left ear.
Larisa Ilchenko was repeatedly attacked by jellyfish as she battled through one of the toughest races of her life to win the 10km open water world title on Tuesday by barely one second.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Australian long-distance swimmer Chloe McCardel abandoned her quest to become the first person to make the 103 mile (166 km) swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, after she was severely stung by a jelly fish on Wednesday night.
MARGATE, England (Reuters) - After 157 days at sea battling storms, jellyfish and whirlpools, adventurer Ross Edgley finally clambered on to dry land at Margate on Sunday to become the first person to swim around the coast of mainland Britain.
MIAMI (Reuters) - Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad battled jellyfish and choppy seas on Sunday during the second day of her attempt to swim the 103 miles (166 km) from Cuba to the United States.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Diana Nyad, the first person to successfully swim from Cuba to Florida without a cage, completed her latest endurance swim on Thursday without having to worry about sharks, jellyfish or the current.