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Diana Nyad suspends latest Florida-Cuba swim bid

Diana Nyad

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad suspended her latest attempt to swim from Florida to Cuba early Tuesday, after being hampered by more jellyfish stings and strong overnight storms. Angie Sollinger, a senior member of Nyad’s support team, told NBC producer Matt German that Nyad has been pulled out of the water suffering from extreme exhaustion.


14-year-old swims across Lake Ontario

Annaliese Carr of Canada became the youngest person to complete a nearly 27-hour, 31.6-mile swim across Lake Ontario.


Swimmer Nyad steady in Cuba-Fla. record attempt

Diana Nyad

Endurance athlete Diana Nyad forged ahead in the Straits of Florida with renewed vigor Sunday in pursuit of a record 103-mile (166-kilometer), unassisted swim in open waters without the aid of a shark cage....


Diana Nyad chases longtime Cuba-Florida dream swim

American Diana Nyad endured several jellyfish stings as the 62-year-old endurance athlete sought to become the first person to swim unaided from Cuba to Florida without a wetsuit or a shark cage....


Phelps' agent: Leaked pics not an IOC violation

Michael Phelps Leaked Photos

Michael Phelps retired from swimming with more medals than any other Olympian. Don't expect him to lose any of them because of ad campaign for Louis Vuitton....


Hudson River swimmer dies during Ironman race

Ironman Death

An athlete competing in the Ironman U.S. Championship in New York City and New Jersey died Saturday after having a medical problem during the swimming portion of the grueling triathlon, race officials said... Deaths in triathlon competitions have happened with regularity in recent years, almost always during the swim, and the Hudson River has been particularly dangerous.


Phelps to compete in last individual race

Michael Phelps will swim for more gold Friday at the 2012 Games, competing in the final individual race of his storied Olympic career. Meanwhile, attention will begin to shift to Olympic Stadium as the track and field competition gets under way.


Michael Phelps’ legacy a testimony to hard work as much as talent

There were times in the past four years when the water was still. For days at a time, Michael Phelps didn’t bother to show up at the pool, never rippled the surface. He stayed missing so long that his coach, Bob Bowman, wondered whether they “were going to get this thing done.” But eventually — reluctantly but determinedly — Phelps towed that long torso back into the liquid, where the greatest swimmer of all time belonged.


Phelps, Lochte set for final Olympic showdown

Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte

It's time for Round 2 of Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte. Their first showdown of the London Olympics went to Lochte in a runaway on the opening night of the swimming competition. This one figures to be a lot closer. The American stars compete against each other for the last time in the 200-meter individual medley on Thursday night. Lochte qualified fastest in 1 minute, 56.13 seconds. Phelps was 98-hundredths of a second back in third.


U.S. women win 800 freestyle relay; Lochte, Phelps advance

Allison Schmitt rallies the Americans to victory with a strong anchor leg... The U.S. took the gold with in an Olympic record time of 7 minutes 42.92 seconds. Australia, which had led after three legs,
was second in 7:44.41 and France was well back in 7:47.49 to take the bronze.


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